Finding the Real Richard III


An introductory talk by Annette Carson, award winning writer and Fellow of the Richard III Society.


Finding the Real Richard III

Join us, and Annette Carson, online, for another fascinating talk about Richard III.

This online presentation about King Richard is scheduled as a taster before the series of historical talks to be given by Matthew Lewis – so it will act as an introduction to the king himself, and how his reputation became increasingly blackened over the centuries until he became a monstrous pantomime villain.

Annette will also give details of the work of the team of researchers of which she was a member, led by Philippa Langley, which found Richard’s grave in Leicester in 2012, having commissioned the archaeologists and DNA specialists to perform the tests that confirmed his identity. By the time of her talk, the film The Lost King will have been screened in cinemas telling the story of Philippa’s inspiring eight-year personal quest.

Annette Carson is an award-winning non-fiction writer with a preference for history and biography. She is a Fellow of the Richard III Society, and her biographical works include five books about King Richard III. She is best known to historians for her full-length book Richard III: The Maligned King (2008, 2013) with sales of over 12,000. She has also published a brief introduction entitled Richard III: A Small Guide to the Great Debate.

Date:  Tuesday 17th January 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £5 member / £8 non-member.

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