Today would have been Richard III’s 561st birthday! Happy Birthday Richard III!
We decided to see if we could collect 561 things inspired by the life and discovery of Richard III and unfortunately we fell a bit short. I really think there is 561 things out there, it is just that we couldn’t collect them all in three days.
So here are the highlights of what we have collected. If anyone has any to add please let us know.
For a start the Richard III Society would not have been founded if he had not lived, so that and Phillipa Langley’s inspiration to search for the remains of Richard III have to begin the list.
This doesn’t even count the numerous public talks to historical societies, schools and local interest groups that have taken place. If there is anything that you have done that has been inspired by the life and discovery of Richard III please let us know.
Keep up to date with the progress of the Grey Friars Dig Part II throughout July 2013 via regular updates on this site. The body of King Richard III was discovered here in 2012 – who and what else lies beneath this now-famous car park?
There is a selection of images on our Flickr channel