Acknowledgements

A project such as this could not have succeeded without the contribution of many individuals and organisations. The University of Leicester would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved, especially Philippa Langley whose inspiration and enthusiasm brought this project to fruition, together with Richard Taylor, then of the University of Leicester and members of the Richard III Society, including Dr Phil Stone, Dr John Ashdown-Hill and Annette Carson.

From Leicester City Council, we would also like to thank the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby; Sarah Levitt, Laura Hadland, Nisha Popat and David Orton from the Museum Service; Chris Wardle, City Archaeologist; Mick Bowers and all the staff at Social Services for their help and understanding during disruption to the car park, and Nick Weston and Satish Shah of City Highways for the reinstatement of the trenches. Also, Paul Watkins of William Davis Ltd. for allowing us access to the former Leicester Grammar School playground (2012) and Richard Frape and the staff of Morgan Sindall for their assistance during the 2013 excavation. We are especially grateful to David Brown of JoinPoint organising the tarmac cutting, plant, fencing and crowd barriers, and to Steve Stell and Paul Finnegan for their masterly control of the mechanical digger (2012).

At the University, we received much support from press office staff Ather Mirza, Peter Thorley, Mark Riley Cardwell, Hannah Tucker and Debbie Evanson; the web team, Mike Simpson, Vic Russell and Michelle Heap; graphics, Angela Chorley; Alumni Development, Fran Wilson; Multimedia Services, Jon Shears, Carl Vivian and Colin Brooks; Corporate Affairs, Louise Carr, Amy Costello, Hayley Evans and Craig Russell and Charlotte Barratt, Richard III Outreach.

Last but not least, we would like to thank all the many archaeologists, specialists and volunteers who contributed to the excavations and the post-excavation analysis: ULAS staff Heidi Addison, Steve Baker, Jennifer Browning, Richard Buckley, Nick Cooper, Jon Coward, Tony Gnanaratnam, Tom Hoyle, Leon Hunt, Neil Jefferson, Elizabeth Johnson, Mathew Morris, Anita Radini, Susan Ripper and Debbie Sawday. School of Archaeology and Ancient History staff Dr Jo Appleby, Professor Lin Foxhall, Dr Jackie Hall, Dr Turi King, Deidre O’Sullivan and Dr Ian Whitbread; Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Richard Earp and Graham Clark, Department of Engineering; Professor Guy Rutty, Allison Brough and Claire Robinson, Forensic Pathology Unit; Professor Bruno Morgan, University Imaging Unit; Professor Kevin Schürer, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise; Dr Russell Harris and David Thompson, Loughborough University; Professor Jane Evans and Dr Angela Lamb, British Geological Survey; Derek Hamilton, SUERC; Dr Piers Mitchell, University of Cambridge; Professor Christopher Ramsey, ORAU; Dr Nick Holder, Regent’s University London; Robert Woosnam-Savage, Royal Armouries; Professor Michael Hofreiter, Dr Gloria Gonzalez Fortes, University of York; Dr Patricia Balaresque and Dr Laure Tonasso, Université Paul Sabatier; and volunteers Stephen Bell, Pauline Carroll, Claire Calver, Martyn Henson, Pauline Houghton, Karen Labniuk, Emma Link, Andy McLeish, Kim Sidwell and Ken Wallace. Finally, a special thanks to Dr Patrick Clay, Vicki Score and Jackie Swallow for not only keeping ULAS running but also for their considerable help and support.

Thanks also to Dr Glyn Coppack for his expertise on medieval friaries; also Professor Norman Housley, medieval history; Dr Sarah Knight, medieval ? Tudor English literature; Dr Mary Ann Lund, medieval ? Tudor English literature, Professor Mark Lansdale and Dr Julian Boon, psychology for their expertise; and Jo Buckberry, Biological Anthropology Research Centre, Bradford, for allowing access to the Towton skeletons.

The project was managed for ULAS by Richard Buckley and fieldwork was directed by Mathew Morris and Leon Hunt. The archaeological desk-based assessment was written by Leon Hunt; the GPR survey was carried out by Claire Graham and Robbie Austrums of Stratascan Ltd and additional historic research was done by Dr Nick Holder. Artwork was provided by Jill Atherton and Victor Ambrus. Most of the site photographs were taken by Carl Vivian and ULAS staff, as well as Colin Brooks.

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