History features

27th March 2015
More than 20,000 people have this week queued for up to four hours to catch a glimpse of Richard III’s coffin – a turnout that has surprised both organisers and the research team responsible for his discovery
27th March 2015
How does it feel to be related to one of the most controversial kings of England? We caught up with Michael Ibsen, whose DNA helped to identify the skeleton discovered in a Leicester car park as that of Richard III
27th March 2015
Can't decide what programmes to watch or listen to? Here are 10 you won't want to miss...
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…
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
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...
Copyright University of Leicester
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
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here