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Author and historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill, featured in Channel 4’s documentary Richard III: The King in the Car Park, is returning to the city to give a talk on the search for the remains of the king following his sell-out talk at Flag Fen earlier this year.

The Search for Richard III lecture will be held on Wednesday June 19, at 7.30pm in the John Clare Theatre at Central Library. Tickets are £8 for adults, £5 concessions, and £4 for Vivacity Heritage Pass holders.

The discovery of Richard III’s skeleton in Leicester was one of the biggest archaeological discoveries of 2013, and this lecture will provide a fascinating insight into the discovery and techniques involved in the identification process of England’s most infamous king.

Dr Ashdown-Hill’s book The Last Days of Richard III is said to have inspired the archaeological dig, and his research was instrumental in the search, due to the questions it posed about the king’s remains and the fate of his DNA.

Pre-booking is essential, call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or email more information, visit

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