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Talk: "Finding Richard III: Archaeology, History, and Shakespeare in 21st-century England" by Lin Foxhall

Note: Due to travel delays, this event will begin at 5:00 pm, one hour later than originally scheduled.

King Richard III died ingloriously on an English battlefield in 1485. In 2012–2013, an extraordinary archaeological project discovered his body beneath a car park in Leicester. Professor Foxhall discusses the fascinating intersections of archaeological science, history, literature, and British politics surrounding the find.

Hosted by: Department of Anthropology

In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, College of Law, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism, Department of the Classics, Department of Theatre, European Union Center, Program in Medieval Studies, Spurlock Museum

Professor, Classical Studies and Ancient History
University of Liverpool


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All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.