Interview with the Daily Gazette


A Colchester historian has been a key player in what could turn out to be one of Britain’s most important archaeological discoveries in decades.

Dr John Ashdown-Hill is an expert on King Richard III and it was his book which sparked the search for the body of the infamous hunchback monarch.

Last week archaeologists in Leicester announced they had unearthed a skeleton which could be that of Richard.

Dr Ashdown-Hill, who lives in Manningtree, has researched Richard III over more than 20 years.

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