King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case
Turi King, PhD
Reader in Genetics and Archaeology, University of Leicester
Thursday Mar 16
11am – 12pm
Gonda Building First Floor Conference Room, 1357
King Richard III was one of the few English kings for whom the precise location of his grave had been lost. In 2012, during an excavation, his putative remains were found underneath a carpark in Leicester. Dr Turi King led the genetic analysis which led to the identification of the remains as those of King Richard III. Dr Turi King will discuss the case from the very beginning covering the archaeology, osteology, forensics, genealogy, and genetics, through to his identification and reburial in Leicester Cathedral.