‘Finding Richard III: The Official Account’

I’ve been silent for the past few weeks because I have been working intensively, editing and co-writing a small book with my colleagues in the Looking For Richard Project: the official account – at last – of all the research, preparations, documentation and negotiations involved in mounting the search for Richard’s grave. It’s written in academic vein, with sources dating back to the 15th century, lots of diagrams and old maps, plus 22 pages of original documents and papers published for the first time. This is the research that led us to believe that we had a very good idea of where Richard III’s body still lay, and that it was worth the effort of trying to find him. It’s been an intensive task to get a handful of people to delve back into their files and records, write their contributions, mutually agree the structure and content of the book, and finally get it into print. Watch this space for news of when it will be published!

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