Archeologist gives Highgate talk about finding King Richard III skeleton

Dr Richard Buckley gave a talk in Highgate about the discovery of King Richard lll. Picture: Dieter

Dr Richard Buckley gave a talk in Highgate about the discovery of King Richard lll. Picture: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

The archeologist who found the skeleton of King Richard III underneath a car park gave a talk about the groundbreaking discovery in Highgate.

Dr Richard Buckley spoke about the search for the remains of the last Plantagenet ruler, who died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth, to history-lovers at Highgate School’s Mills Centre, in Bishopswood Road, Highgate, on Monday night.

The king’s tomb was lost during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. More than 470 years later, in August 2012, the University of Leicester led one of the biggest archeological projects ever attempted to try and find the skeleton.

The team, led by Dr Buckley, struck gold six months later in February 2013.


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