Historian correctly predicted location of Richard IIIHistorians in the News
tags: Richard III, David Baldwin, Battle of Bosworth
Historian David Baldwin is feeling very pleased with himself after making a startling prediction 27 years ago regarding the Greyfriars project.
In 1986, he wrote an article claiming the remains of Richard III would be found in the northern part of the Grey Friars church and that the discovery would take place in the 21st century.
The historian, from Oadby, used scores of medieval accounts of the Battle of Bosworth.
He correctly theorised the final resting of place of Richard was buried close to New Street, in the choir of the church – the area between the nave and the sanctuary – and would be found after about 30 years....
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