The Search for Richard III

Dr John Ashdown-Hill

At John Clare Theatre

Wednesday 19 June at 7:30pm

Archived Event

£8 adults, £5 concessions, £4 Vivacity Heritage Pass Holders

On 25 August 2012, on the anniversary of Richard III’s burial, excavation started at the Greyfriars site in Leicester in a quest to locate the king’s remains, lost to history centuries before.

Starting with the events of August 1485, in ‘The Search for Richard III’ John will trace four strands of evidence, which all came together in August 2012 to reveal Leicester’s long-lost Franciscan Priory – together with human remains which evidence has subsequently proven to be those of King Richard III.

Dr Ashdown-Hill is a historian and member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, and the Richard III Society. He has done extensive research and published a number of articles and books on the Richardian era, including ‘The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of his DNA. The ‘Looking for Richard’ archaeological project in Leicester was partly inspired by Dr Ashdown-Hill’s original research relating to Richard III’s burial, and also by his remarkable discovery of the King’s mtDNA sequence.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ashdown-Hill back to Peterborough following his sell-out talk at Flag Fen earlier this year.

Booking is strongly recommended, for bookings call (01733) 864663 or e-mail

The Search for Richard III Performances

Wed 19 Jun 7:30pm £8 adults, £5 concessions, £4 Vivacity Heritage Pass Holders For Sale

John Clare Theatre

  • Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX
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