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1st April 2015
Plans are under way to build a Richard III-inspired theme park, it has been announced
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
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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...
11th March 2015
Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other lines of work, a study of Second World War veterans has revealed
The remains of Richard III © the University of Leicester
9th March 2015
A video that captures the exact moment the remains of Richard III were discovered underneath a Leicester car park is available to watch online
2nd March 2015
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The Tudors in 50 Moments is available to download for £2.29/$2.99
16th January 2015
From Henry VII’s victory at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 to the dazzling reign of Elizabeth I, our new interactive mini-guide for iPad or iPhone charts the history of England’s best-known royal dynasty...
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14th January 2015
It was a failure that brought to an end his hundred days reign, and saw him exiled on the island of St Helena until his death five years later. Now, a letter of surrender sent by the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte...
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7th January 2015
The perception of Richard III as a nasty villain who murdered his nephews is “one of the greatest injustices of history” according to Philippa Langley, a screenwriter who led the search for the remains of...
'Racton Man' – copyright The Novium museum
19th December 2014
A quarter of a century after his skeleton was discovered on West Sussex farmland, 'Racton Man' has been revealed as an important warrior chief of the Bronze Age
The princes in the Tower (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
Following the success of the Richard III exhumation, there may be a case for analysing the remains of other eminent individuals such as Elizabeth I and the princes in the Tower, historian Dan Jones has said
Cars drive past Stonehenge. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
3rd December 2014
More than 8,500 people have put their names to a petition objecting to a proposal to build a traffic-easing dual carriageway and road tunnel by Stonehenge
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