Tag Archives: Richard III

The Next Battle of Bosworth Field – Council approves plan to build test track on battle site

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by Rebecca Reynolds

Bosworth, the battle that killed the last of the Plantagenets, Richard III, and saw the start of one of the greatest ruling dynasties – the Tudors – may soon be the location of a £26m driverless car testing facility. Councillors from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council approved the planning proposal by Japanese-owned Horiba Mira by 12 […]

Conference tomorrow

Posted on: November 27, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Our conference/study forum entitled Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law will be held tomorrow at Notre Dame University in London from 9:30 to 5:00. It will cover a vast array of topics: street art, museum ethics, criminal sentencing, copyright, treasure and the discovery of Richard III. We look forward to seeing you there.

Richard III and the upcoming conference

Posted on: November 23, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

For those interested in the legal dispute surrounding the discovery, analysis and reinterment of the bones of Richard III, King of England from 1483-1485 (of Shakespearean “kingdom for a horse” fame), on Saturday barrister Harry Martin will be discussing the issues that arose in the judicial review hearing before the High Court in 2013-2014. Harry, a member […]

Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law

Posted on: November 5, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A One-Day Conference Saturday, 28 November 2015  9:30 am to 5:00 pm NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY, LONDON CAMPUS 1 SUFFOLK STREET, LONDON  SW1Y 4HX (NEXT TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE)   Including the following presentations: Litigating street art: the story of the Folkestone Banksy and its return from America Tim Maxwell, Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP Keeping it “street”: the […]

Upcoming conference: Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law

Posted on: October 29, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

We are happy to announce an upcoming one-day conference to be held in London on 28th November 2015 entitled Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law (pdf flyer here). The conference will cover a number of new and exciting legal trends in the area involving: the new sentencing guidelines for heritage crimes the new Museums Association Code of […]

New book on Richard III discovery

Posted on: April 15, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A book has recently been published by the team from Leicester University that uncovered the bones of Richard III in a Leicester car park in February 2013. Entitled The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered, it was written by the Greyfriars research team with Maev Kennedy and Len Foxhall. Of course we have commented on […]

Richard III to be reburied this week at Leicester Cathedral

Posted on: March 23, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The remains of Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle (at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485), will be reinterred this week at Leicester Cathedral. Reports show a high turnout for those wanting to pay their last respects: a queue of some 2,000 people stretched its way around the Cathedral today. The human […]

Challenge over reburial of Richard III dismissed

Posted on: May 23, 2014 by Richard Harwood QC

In a lengthy, elegant and literary judgment the High Court has dismissed the challenge to the decision to rebury King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. A three-judge Divisional Court of Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Ouseley and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave ruled that there had been no duty on the Secretary of State for Justice to […]

More royal remains?

Posted on: February 6, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Following the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a car park in Leicester, scientists at Winchester have expressed cautious optimism that they may have identified part of the skeleton of King Arthur ‘the Great’.  King Arthur, who fought the invading Danes more than 1,000 years ago, was renowned as a wise and merciful […]

Fight to save historic battlefield

Posted on: January 10, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A campaign is afoot to try to stop the sale of fields which were the site of an historic battle. The 10.5 acre fields were the location of the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, in which Richard III fought as the then 18-year-old Duke of Gloucester. Members of Tewkesbury Battlefield Society are seeking to amass between […]