Meet the team

The success of the Greyfriars project and the subsequent identification of Richard III is based on the expertise of academic and research staff at the University of Leicester.

  • Richard Buckley, archaeology expert behind the search for Richard III

    Richard Buckley

    Archaeology expert: Project Manager on the Greyfriars dig and director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services

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  • Mathew Morris, archaeology expert behind the search for Richard III

    Mathew Morris

    Archaeology expert: Fieldwork director on the Greyfriars dig and archaeologist at University of Leicester Archaeological Services

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  • Dr Jo Appleby, osteology expert behind the search for Richard III

    Dr Jo Appleby

    Osteology expert: Lecturer in Bioarchaeology in the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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  • Dr Turi King

    Dr Turi King

    Genetics expert: Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology at the University of Leicester

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  • Professor Lin Foxhall, history expert behind the search for Richard III

    Professor Lin Foxhall

    History expert: Head of the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History and Professor of Greek Archaeology and History

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  • Professor Kevin Schürer, genealogy expert behind the search for Richard III

    Professor Kevin Schürer

    Genealogy expert: The University of Leicester’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Research and Enterprise

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  • Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society

    Philippa Langley

    Instigator of the search for King Richard III

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  • John Ashdown-Hill, independent historian

    Dr John Ashdown-Hill

    Independent historian who traced the lineage of Anne of York to Michael Ibsen and who inspired Philippa Langley to instigate the search

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Acknowledgements and thanks

The University of Leicester acknowledges that this important discovery would not have happened without the drive and determination of Philippa Langley.

Departments and staff within the University of Leicester who contributed to the search for Richard III

Thank you to...

University of Leicester Archaeological Services:

The Greyfriars Project - acknowledgements

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