Grey Friar


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Grey Friar

a Franciscan friar
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The chronicler of the Grey Friars of London confirms the staged effect of the authorities' presence.
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.
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.
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 scientific reconstruction was created by experts at Dundee University, based on a CT scan of the remains which were found in an archaeological dig in September in the choir of the Grey Friars Church in the city.
The car park was once the site of a church called Grey Friars, which ancient records said was the site of Richard's burial.
Following extensive tests, 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."
Travel Business Review-October 23, 2012--UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER - Key figures in Richard III search tell of 'huge shock' of skeleton discovery; Michael Ibsen and Dr John Ashdown-Hill recount their reactions to news of Grey Friars find(C)2012] ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Archaeologists at Grey Friars Church in Leicester, England, have unearthed the skeleton of an adult male they believe may be that of Richard, the last English king to die in combat, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.