King Richard III book launched

A new book is being published today, October 4, about how the body of King Richard III was discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester.


Screenwriter wants Richard Armitage as Richard III in film

Screenwriter and author, Philippa Langley, has confirmed she is involved with talks over a potential Hollywood film about King Richard III, and she wants Leicestershire actor Richard Armitage to play the leading role.

Speaking at the launch of her new book on the last Plantagenet King, she picks out the Spooks and Hobbit star as her choice to play Richard III, but does not know if it he wants to take on the part.


Richard III book launched in Leicester

The book is launched today Credit: ITV News Central

A new book is being published today about how the body of Richard III was discovered under a council car park in Leicester.

It is being published by two of the people who led the hunt to find the monarch who was killed in battle more than 500 years ago.

A signing took place today to mark the launch Credit: ITV News Central

Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society and historian, Michael Jones, held a book signing to mark the launch of 'The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III'.

The pair were both key figures in the discovery of the last Plantagenet King.

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