History features

1st April 2015
As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...
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1st April 2015
Plans are under way to build a Richard III-inspired theme park, it has been announced
31st March 2015
American troops arrived on the western front in 1918 full of enthusiasm, and in the spirit of great adventure. Yet most of them were novices who, unlike their German counterparts, had seen practically no action. Determined to teach them this was no game, the Germans proceeded to unleash the war’s most harmful weapons
30th March 2015
Magna Carta, which this year celebrates its 800th anniversary, is perhaps the best-known document in world history. Yet much of it is either misunderstood or clouded in myth. Here, Nicholas Vincent, a professor of medieval history at the University of East Anglia, reveals some lesser-known facts about the iconic document…
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
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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
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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
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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
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