Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III, part 2

Kathleen McIlvenna, Curatorial Assistant – Tower Collections, continues her investigations into why Richard III wasn't included in the Line of Kings... As discussed in my previous blog, Richard III was not present in the historic displays of the Line of Kings in the Tower, as at the time he was not an acceptable symbol of monarchy. However, … Continue reading Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III, part 2

Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III

Kathleen McIlvenna, Curatorial Assistant - Tower Collections, delves deeper into the reasons why Richard III was not part of the Line of Kings. The recent discovery of King Richard III’s remains in a Leicestershire car park, a project which involved our very own Bob Woosnam-Savage (read Bob's blog), triggered a realisation for me. As the press coverage … Continue reading Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III

The Search for England’s lost king – Richard III

Bob Woosnam-Savage, Royal Armouries’ Curator of European Edged Weapons, explains his role in investigating the fascinating case of the “skeleton in the car park” – potentially that of Richard III, England’s lost king and the last of the Plantagenets. In September 2012, a skeleton was unearthed during an archaeological project at the former site of … Continue reading The Search for England’s lost king – Richard III