History features

26th March 2015
There is “overwhelming” evidence that the skeleton discovered underneath a Leicester car park is that of Richard III, expert Dr Turi King has told History Extra
26th March 2015
The April 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine is now on sale!
26th March 2015
We round up the social media reaction to Richard III's reinterment, being broadcast live on Channel 4
26th March 2015
Just 24 hours before Richard III’s reinterment, I headed to Leicester to speak with some of the experts involved in the project and to see for myself the coffin of one of the most controversial kings of England…
York Minster
26th March 2015
The remains of one of the most controversial kings of England are to be reinterred in Leicester next month, in a service broadcast live on television. Now, a new book charts the many significant locations that influenced Richard III’s life. This article was first published in February 2015
25th March 2015
As Richard III is set to be buried in Leicester Cathedral, experts share their views on what the discovery of his remains – and the ensuing debate – have taught us
c1475, Richard III (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
24th March 2015
Richard III may have wished to be buried in Middleham, Northamptonshire, London, York or County Durham, leading historian Michael Hicks has said. This article was first published in May 2014
Peasants' Revolt, 1381. (Prisma/UIG/Getty Images)
24th March 2015
It was one of the most violent periods in history, famed for the Hundred Years’ War, the Peasants’ Revolt, and the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Yet through the chaos of the Middle Ages, the Plantagenets rose to seize control of England. This article was first published in November 2014
24th March 2015
With his reinterment just days away, we round up our best Richard III podcasts…
The skeleton found in Leicester © University of Leicester
23rd March 2015
Ahead of his reinterment on Thursday, we chart the biggest Richard III developments to date – from the discovery of his remains in 2012 to plans for his televised reburial...
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23rd March 2015
The discovery of the king’s remains in Leicester in 2012 made worldwide headlines, but now experts have raised doubts about whether we can truly say the bones are his. Emma McFarnon reports. This article was originally published in May 2014
Battle of Bosworth, 1485 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
23rd March 2015
The battle of Bosworth, in which Richard III was killed, was the last significant clash of the Wars of the Roses. Here, Chris Skidmore MP, the author of Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors, summarises 10 need-to-know facts about the battle that heralded the end of the Plantagenet dynasty and marked the birth of the Tudor age. This article was first published in August 2014
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22nd March 2015
Since the discovery of his remains underneath a Leicester car park in 2012, Richard III has rarely been out of the news. With his reburial just days away, historian John Ashdown-Hill explores six common myths about the last Plantagenet king…
22nd March 2015
David Hipshon, whose book on the controversial Yorkist monarch is out now, has a new perspective on the reason for Richard’s death at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 This article was first published online in April 2010
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