About this site

Here you will find everything you need to know about our plans for the reburial of the last of the Plantagenet kings. These plans are well advanced but are developing all the time, so please keep coming back because this website will be updated regularly.  On 7 August we announced that the date of the reinterment is to be Thursday 26th March 2015, and that the His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester has agreed to be the royal patron of our Appeal. 

If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising appeal for the reburial of this king of England you can do so on by visiting Leicester Cathedrals King Richard III site. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

FEATURED

University of Leicester academic helping to create prestigious £500 million museum dedicated to the story of the Bible Professor Gordon Campbell is a lead consultant...

From Saturday 18th October until Sunday 2nd November young visitors will have the chance to become Prince or Princess for the day and make their very own princely crown, or beautiful henin headdress, just like a medieval princess.

1) Shakespeare has Richard taking part in the 1st Battle of St Albans, fighting against and killing the Duke of Somerset. The battle was...

Soldier Aged 18, in his first full scale battle, Richard led the vanguard of his brother Edward's army at Barnet. He was slightly wounded and...

REBURIAL

BLOGS

This week I spent a day in London, a day in a convent, and a large part of two days in meetings approving furniture designs. Let me explain...

"Have you found anything unexpected?" people sometimes ask me, now we're digging down under the crossing and choir. And usually I reply: "Not so much unexpected - but certainly interesting."

Two complementary powerful images from this week to reflect on. On Tuesday I took the train to Penrith - two trains there, and four trains...

I sat in the Cathedral congregation on Sunday morning and looked at the Nicholson screen.  That's to say, I looked at a very large-scale...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

LATEST

Little known Facts 1) In 1426 when King Henry VI was knighted at St. Mary de Castro Church in Leicester, Richard's father the Duke of...

After a busy summer planning and putting on a ten day programme of events across Leicester for the second annual City Festival, the Leicester...
riii challenge badge

The Richard III Challenge Badge has been developed to provide a set of activities and games for Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and the...

Well, once again our side didn’t come out the winners at the 529th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth – but there was...

REBURIAL

BLOGS

I got back from holiday last Saturday evening.  Did you miss me?   Though Emma's been threatening  a Blog for some time now, and...

This is likely to be a shortish post - basically because I'm pretty tired.  It's been a full-on week, working with our contractors to...

Let's start with a mutually agreed Press Release, containing those words: A meeting took place on Monday 23rd June at the request of the Richard III...

After the 'pending period' following Judicial Review it's been a busier week, and looks set fair to continue that way for some time! On Monday...

VIDEO

video

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

FEATURED

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is now open. A new Visitor Centre has been created around the poignant spot where King Richard III’s remains...

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Anniversary Weekend...Must See Saturday 16th August - Sunday 17th August Relive history and witness the battle that changed the course of...

http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk/latest-posts/a-visitor-centre-fit-for-a-king

REBURIAL

BLOGS

This week saw three significant events in the life of the project - and all of which, in different ways, can come under my title of...

Last week I gave an immediate personal response to the outcome of Judicial Review, published on 23 May.  Since then, of course, a lot of...

I'm writing the day after the Judicial Review announcement, and as this is a Blog, not a news or PR item, I'm going to try...

First of all an apology.  I didn't write anything last weekend.   I was not too well.  I was busy.  Nothing interesting happened.  You...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

REBURIAL

BLOGS

I've just watched the final episode of Rev.  (For the uninitiated, this is a sitcom set in an east London church, where a small...

Just to get this straight to start with:  I am not a Ricardian.   By which I mean two things: I am not someone...

Last week's Blog generated an inordinate amount of comment on our Facebook page.  Most of it was not about what I'd written, to be...

A friend got off the train in York  this week, to be greeted by this poster. It's apparently a campaign they're running, with a 'public...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

REBURIAL

BLOGS

I knew it on Friday but I couldn't tell you!  Because we had to agree how to release the news.  But we've heard back...

(...if you're a Moody Blues fan like me, you'll already be humming the tune.  If not, please disregard the opening to this blog!). But this...

Whilst we're waiting with bated breath for the results of deliberations to emerge from last week's Judicial Review, not to mention the Cathedrals Fabric...

 .. well, two days actually - this Thursday and Friday.   Not that he was there in person of course, but there must be some...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

REBURIAL

BLOGS

You'll have to read to the end see why that's my title this week.  But it may well be faithful to how Richard III...

At least one loyal fan asked Why no Blog last week?  Well it was half-term (my wife's a teacher!) and we took a few...

...on it may stay his eye; or if he pleaseth, through it pass, and then the heaven espy.             George Herbert (1593-1633) George...

Last week I told you about a graduation from the University of Sussex.  The highlight of this week was another graduation ceremony - but this...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

REBURIAL

BLOGS

It’s been a busy old week, what with preparing to go live on our new website for next Monday, working with some consultants preparing...

VIDEO

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

REBURIAL

BLOGS

VIDEO