The search for Richard III: Philippa Langley and Michael Jones share their thoughts

Michael Jones and Philippa Langley have co-authored a new book on the discovery of Richard III's remains, a project that Langley organised and funded. They spoke to Matt Elton about the dig and its challengs, and offered their take on the controversial monarch's life

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Michael Jones and Philippa Langley have co-authored a new book on the discovery of Richard III’s remains, a project that Langley organised and funded. They spoke to Matt Elton about the dig and its challenges, and offered their take on the controversial monarch’s life

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Richard III remains one of England’s more controversial monarchs, and he’s now also one of the most-talked about following the discovery of his remains beneath a Leicester car park in 2012. Philippa Langley, the project’s organiser, has teamed up with Michael Jones to produce a new book, The King’s Grave, detailing the dig and exploring some of the more contentious aspects of the monarchs’ life.

The duo met up with Matt Elton to share their thoughts on issues including the curvature of the skeleton found in Leicester and where they think the final resting place for the remains should be. You can watch five videos of the interview on our YouTube channel, and you’ll also be able to listen to an audio recording of the whole interview when it becomes available later today.

For more on the discovery of Richard’s remains, including the reactions of a range of leading historians, click here.

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