Richard III archaeologist to give talk in Grantham

The skeleton of Richard III found in Leicester.
The skeleton of Richard III found in Leicester.

The archaeologist instrumental in the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a Leicester car park is to give a talk in Grantham.

Richard Buckley will speak to the Lincolnshire branch of the Richard III Society on Saturday, October 19, at Harrowby Methodist Church community centre.

Buckley, of University of Leicester Archaeological Services, led the dig which found the grave in the Greyfriars area of the city.

The discovery of the remains - confirmed as being those of the king in February this year - captured headlines around the world.

The find led to a widespread reappraisal of the reputation of the King, who reigned for two years until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth.

The bones are due to be reinterred in Leicester cathedral in May 2014, although there has been a legal challenge to the plan by campaigners staking a claim for York .

Richard Buckley’s talk called Leicester’s Greyfriars and the Search for Richard III starts at 7.30pm and tickets for non members are £6.

To buy tickets, call 01522 703200.