March 2013 news roundup

British Geological Survey

27th March 2013

By Professor Jane Evans and Dr Angela Lamb

Analysis fit for a King - Richard III gets the NIGL treatment

Blog post describing how the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory was called on to investigate the King’s diet and environment

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The National Archives

19th March 2013

By Julie Thomson

Trainee Tuesday: Richard III… from the horse’s mouth

Blog post about relevant holdings in the Leicestershire County Archives

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Shakespeare Quarterly

14th March 2012

By Philip Schwyzer, Professor of Renaissance Literature, University of Exeter

Finding Richard

“In all the excitement, we should not lose sight of the fact that Shakespeare’s play is itself the record and product of a profound engagement with the remains of Richard III.”

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The Millions

6th March 2013

By Will Glovinsky

Proving a Villain: The Search for Richard III

“Richard’s apologists hope that his newfound celebrity will encourage us all to submit our old Shakespearean prejudices to a round of honest fact-checking.”

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New Statesman

5th March 2013

By Amy Licence

New evidence: Was Richard III guilty of murdering the Princes in the Tower?

Records in Canterbury could hold a clue to the king’s role in his nephews’ demise.

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