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Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

LEICESTER, England, May 6 (UPI) -- A British archaeological unit that unearthed England's King Richard III says another dig has discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery in Leicester.

Bones of King Richard III of England give clues to lifestyle and death

LEICESTER, England, May 2 (UPI) -- Examination of the skeleton of King Richard III of England, found buried in Leicester, suggests he was killed "by advanced military weapons," researchers said.

Cities to discuss Richard III's burial

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- The cities of York and Leicester should discuss where the remains of King Richard III should be buried, British Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said Tuesday.

Leicester likely to keep Richard III bones

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of people have signed an online petition to have King Richard III of England re-interred in York Minster.

Scientists hunt for Alfred the Great

WINCHESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British archaeologists are searching for the remains of King Alfred the Great, believed to be buried at a church in Winchester.

No 'sideshow' sendoff for Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Leicester, England, say they are considering ways for the public to pay its respects to the newly identified skeleton of King Richard III.

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Royal funeral at last for Richard III?

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- King Richard III, who lost his life and crown at Bosworth Field, could join other English monarchs at Westminster Abbey now that his remains have been found.

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Skeleton ID'd as Britain's Richard III

Skeleton ID'd as Britain's Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- DNA testing has confirmed a skeleton found beneath a parking lot in Leicester in Britain is that of the English King Richard III, British researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

DNA may confirm lost British king is found

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Archaeologists digging for the grave of Britain's King Richard III say "strong circumstantial evidence" suggests a skeleton is that of the lost king.
Resting place of British king sought

Resting place of British king sought

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers searching for Britain's King Richard III say they've discovered the lost ruins of a church considered the site of his 15th century burial.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct, 2, 2011.
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Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king of the House of York and the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the central character of a well-known play by William Shakespeare.

When Edward IV died in April 1483, Richard was named as protector of the realm for Edward's son and successor, the 12-year-old Edward V. As the new king travelled to London from Ludlow, Richard met him and escorted him to London, where he was lodged in the Tower. Edward V's brother Richard later joined him there.

A publicity campaign was mounted condemning Edward IV's marriage to the boys' mother, Elizabeth Woodville, as invalid, and therefore rendering their children illegitimate and ineligible for the throne. On 25 June, an assembly of lords and commoners endorsed these claims. The following day, Richard III officially began his reign. He was crowned in July. The two young princes disappeared in August, and there were a number of accusations that the boys were murdered by Richard.

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