Richard the III, a most controversial English King, continues to await being reinterred after his bones were found under a parking lot in Leicester two years ago. Meanwhile though, he still makes the news every now and again, and has done so now.
A major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains is open until 2014 at the Guildhall, close to Leicester Cathedral. So far the exhibition has attracted more than 50,000 visitors.
Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist of the University of Leicester, reported Monday in the city 90 miles northwest of London saying that the individual exhumed at Greyfriars in September 2012 is indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.
After several hundreds of years of not knowing where the final remains of King Richard III were, the tests regarding the human remains found under a Leicester parking lot are in. The body has been proven to be that of King Richard III.
It appears that the results on whether or not the remains of King Richard III were buried under a Leicester parking lot are not yet ready to be announced, but will be soon. It is strongly believed by many that these remains are of King Richard III.
Bust of Richard III created using facial reconstruction on his skull.
In the central area or Nave (ship in Latin), gilded angels greet visitors to the cathedral. The wooden screen which separates the nave and chancel was designed by Sir Charles Nicholson and carved by Bowman of Stamford. It was presented when St Martin's was hallowed in 1927.
Contrary to Shakespeare's view of King Richard, the Royal Monarch did much for poor people. In 1483, Richard instituted the Court of Requests, a court to which poor people who could not afford legal representation could apply for their grievances to be heard.