Grey Friar


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Grey Friar

a Franciscan friar
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Bruce and John Comyn met on the morning of Thursday, February 10, 1306, in the Church of the Grey Friars.
The site of the Grey Friars Church was excavated by the Marquis of Bute who had the outlines rebuilt to a few feet above the ground.
Contractor address : 6Th Floor, Grey Friars House, 30 Grey Friars Road,
FROM country lanes and riverside trails to landmark buildings such as the majestic castle and Grey Friars Tower, there are contrasts galore on this circuit around Richmond.
Researchers at the University of Leicester in England performed the autopsy on the slain king after an excavation in one of the city's parking lots unearthed parts of Grey Friars Church, where he was buried.
The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval stone coffin this week - the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site, where the medieval king was discovered in September.
Now a team has begun a new dig at Grey Friars Church and will spend a month excavating the choir area with the hope of revealing more about the medieval friary.
A three-week long excavation was carried out in August 2012, in the Leicester City Council Car Park where the medieval Grey Friars church was located.
Richard Buckley, dig project leader, said: "It is the academic conclusion that beyond reasonable doubt, the individual exhumed at Grey Friars in September 2011 is King Richard III - the last Plantagenet King of England.
The last Plantagenet king was buried in Grey Friars Abbey in Leicester - later covered by a council car park - after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
The car park was once the site of a church called Grey Friars, which ancient records said was the site of Richard's burial.
According to records, Richard III was buried at Grey Friars church, believed to be on the site of the car park.