Nerdalicious interview


In The King in the Car Park documentary, the world watched as the skeleton discovered on the very first day of the Greyfriars project was packed carefully into bags and then into a cardboard box. An emotional Philippa Langley, insisted that the bones, yet to be identified, were indeed that of King Richard III. She placed a copy of Richard III’s royal banner over the cardboard box and asked Dr. Jo Appleby, the osteological analysist from Leicester University if she would like the honour of carrying the remains. Appleby, uncomfortable, refused. The University team seemed bemused by Philippa’s emotional reaction. Then Philippa realised that Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, the historian who traced the DNA of the York family and found a living descendant of Richard III, should have the honour.

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