A week after the team from Leicester Uni started digging up the Car Park, they have announced significant progress in the hunt for the grave of Richard III. They have found the remains of a thick wall [indicative of an important building such as a church] and fragments of medieval window tracery and glazed floor fragments. The tiles match similar ones in other church buildings in the City.
They are hoping to arrange Open Days next Saturday and Sunday – the dig has attracted global interest, and Channel 4 is filming a documentary to be shown later this year.
All very exciting stuff. I wonder what happens if/when they do find him? Will he be re-interred in the same spot? or moved into a grave in Leicester Cathedral just across the road? or, as a King of England, does he automatically get a plot in Westminster Abbey or Windsor?