The discovery of King Richard III’s remains during an archaeological excavation in 2012 was a world-wide sensation but behind the headlines an arguably greater archaeological find was made, the discovery of the Franciscan friary in which the king was buried which had been lost for over 400 years. In Revealing Grey Friars: The search for Leicester’s lost Franciscan friary, Mathew Morris, one of the lead archaeologists on the Grey Friars Project, will describe what the latest archaeological and historical research reveals about the history and development of this important medieval institution and the people who worshipped in and were buried in the church of the Grey Friars, including the stunning discovery of a mysterious high status lady buried in a lead coffin.

This talk was presented via Facebook Live and a recording can be viewed here is external)


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