MAP#35 – Richard III: Lost and Found

The medieval-verse was all abuzz the last couple of weeks about an exciting archaeology find. Back in August 2012 the University of Leicester started a search for the lost remains of King Richard III. Richard was killed during the Battle of Bosworth, the final major battle of the Wars of the Roses.

King Richard’s death is significant for a few reasons. He was the last King of England to die in battle and his death marks the end of the medieval period. The victor at Bosworth, Henry Tudor, starts the dynasty of the smae name that would last for over 100 years!

In this episode we will look at the history of Richard and find out how the youngest of four brothers rose to throne of England. We also examine the controversies that surround him including the Princes in the Tower and if he was a disfigured hunchback.

But the real exciting part is the dig in Leicester! We’ll listen in to the DNA test announcements and the description of his wounds at Bosworth.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Richard III: The Last Warrior King
  • Princes in the Tower
  • Hunchback or Tudor Propaganda
  • Richard III Society
  • And more…


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