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Richard III: The King Under the Car Park

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King Richard III has a black reputation because of his alleged child murdering, brother killing and general ruthlessness. That all resulted in his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, and his eventual burial in a Greyfriars church. The abbey was eventually destroyed, and Richard's body was lost to history. But in 2012 a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester began a search for his corpse in central Leicester -- and they found it under a parking lot. Richard Buckley was the team's lead archaeologist, and today he presents an illustrated lecture on the quest entitled "Richard III: The King Under the Car Park: The True Story of the Search for the Burial Place of England's Last Plantagenet King."

7:30 p.m. Tue., Apr. 14. Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org). Free admission..
Tue., April 14, 7:30 p.m., 2015

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