Insightful talk into the lost grave of King Richard III
Join Philippa Langley, the lady who spearheaded the search for the lost grave of King Richard III, for an evening of talks. Get the inside story and find out more about her next project - what actually happened to his nephews, 'The Princes in the tower'.
The event is being held at Bradley Football Development Centre on Friday, August 11. Starting at 7pm, admission is £10 and tickets must be booked in advance from Grimsby Central Library, Town Hall Square or The Grimsby Auditorium by calling 0300 3000 035 or via their website.
The evening starts with Philippa talking about what inspired her to begin a search for the remains of King Richard III, taking us through the highs and lows, the tears and triumphs which ended with England’s last warrior king being laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral on the 26th March 2015.
Philippa conceived, facilitated and commissioned this unique historical investigation. Following seven and a half years of enquiry, she identified the likely location of the church and grave, instructing exhumation of the human remains uncovered in that exact location. Her project marked the first-ever search for the lost grave of an anointed King of England.
After a short break where refreshments will be available from the bar, Philippa will talk about her latest campaign “The Missing Princes Project”. With King Richard laid to rest, Philippa has turned her attention to this enduring mystery. Will determined research, re-examination of existing sources and a ‘cold-case’ methodology – finally reveal the fate of ‘The Missing Princes’?
Talks will be followed by a Q&A with the author and the opportunity to purchase signed copies of her bestselling book about the discovery ‘The King’s Grave.’
There will also be the opportunity to view a selection of medieval documents provided courtesy of Lincs Inspire Archives. These include a letter written by Henry VII to the Port Officers of the ‘townes and crekes’ of Grimsby at a time when he was concerned at the appearance of a man calling himself Richard, Duke of York – one of the ‘missing princes!’
Philippa Langley is President of the Scottish Branch of the Richard III Society and in 2015 was awarded Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace.