A timeline into the Richard III search

  • 1485: King Richard III is buried in the Greyfriars Church after defeat at Bosworth
  • 1495: A tomb is placed over his grave by Henry VII
  • 1538: Following the dissolution of the Monasteries, Greyfriars is closed
  • 1600: Greyfriars Church is now a ruin, it is bought by the Mayor of Leicester
  • 1612: Mayor Herrick builds a mansion, marking the site of the grave
  • 1711: Herrick family sells and a street is laid out
  • 1914: The land and gardens are sold to the council
  • 1940: Greyfriars is covered in tarmac and becomes a car park
  • 2012: The search begins to find the grave of King Richard III

Information provided by the University of Leicester.

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King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.