Leicester Mercury: Richard III Historian


Historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill claims he has been airbrushed out of the city's Richard III story, despite making one of the project's pivotal discoveries.

On Monday, February 4, the University of Leicester announced to an astonished world's press that it had identified the Greyfriars remains as those of King Richard III.

Academics explained how the skeleton's DNA matched with that of Canadian furniture maker, Michael Ibsen - who had been proven to be the monarch's 16th great grandnephew.

However, Dr Ashdown-Hill who tracked down Mr Ibsen more than decade ago, said he was extremely disappointed he was not invited to the event and felt "airbrushed" out of the project.

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