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Talk about finding Richard III

File photo dated 05/02/13 of a model of the face of King Richard III as his reinterment looks set to be delayed after a key decision over the construction of his tomb was put off. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 11, 2013. Richard's remains, dug up under a council car park in Leicester, are due to be reinterred at the city's cathedral, although a legal challenge by a group of his distant descendants who want him buried in York is currently going through the courts. Proposals put forward by the cathedral to accommodate the tomb of the last Plantagenet monarch could have seen Richard laid to rest in the cathedral by the end of summer, next year. See PA story HISTORY Dig. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

File photo dated 05/02/13 of a model of the face of King Richard III as his reinterment looks set to be delayed after a key decision over the construction of his tomb was put off. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 11, 2013. Richard's remains, dug up under a council car park in Leicester, are due to be reinterred at the city's cathedral, although a legal challenge by a group of his distant descendants who want him buried in York is currently going through the courts. Proposals put forward by the cathedral to accommodate the tomb of the last Plantagenet monarch could have seen Richard laid to rest in the cathedral by the end of summer, next year. See PA story HISTORY Dig. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The story of how a king was found under a car park in Leicester is going to be told in Huthwaite by the history expert who spearheaded the search.

Philippa Langley was instrumental in persuading Leicester University’s archaeology department to dig up a council-owned car park in an attempt to find the remains of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III.

Philippa, the secretary of the Scottish Branch of the Richard III Society, is now set to visit Huthwaite in March for a talk about the discovery as the guest speaker of the Notts and Derby Richard III Society.

Anne Ayres, secretary, said: “We are thrilled to be able to welcome Philippa here to tell the whole story of her ups and downs in the process of instigating such an historic venture.”

The talk is at 2pm on Saturday 8th March at the All Saints Centre, Common Road, Huthwaite. Entrance on the door will be £4. Refreshments included.

 

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