Allow me to indulge my inner history nerd briefly - Richard III has long been one of my favourite English kings (probably because I’m Australian and love the underdog!).
I’ve always felt awful for the injustices done to Richard III after his death. While historians these days tend to agree he was in no way the monster Shakespeare and the Tudors portrayed him as being, broadly speaking he’s still known as one of medieval England’s great villains. Hopefully this amazing discovery will get the word out a little bit more and right a lot of wrongs - some 500 years after his death.
What a day for Richard III fans! I am more than thrilled to have been connected in any way to what transpired to be such an exciting press conference. To have my art linked to this extraordinary search is nothing less than an honour. I’m so grateful to Richard Taylor at the University of Leicester for getting in touch, and massive props to Kate Brown and Paul Duffield for making my images look so colourful and shiny. Many congratulations to the whole team, and to Philippa Langley for bringing her (and many of our) dream to this stage! I’ll be watching the results closely.
Read all about the search these images accompany here http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2012/september/search-for-richard-iii-enters-new-phase-201cmomentous-discovery-has-potential-to-rewrite-history201d
OH MY GOD okay guys, my feelings about Richard III, they are legion and they are MIGHTY, and this is the best news I could’ve gotten today.