Thursday, March 7, 2013

Reconstructing Richard III's Tomb

Though this is slightly dated now, I thought it was still very interesting. Archaeologists have reconstructed what they think Greyfriars, the place which held Richard III's remains, looked like. It was originally constructed in 1230, and was one of the first Franciscan Friaries in England. Using old glass, stone, and foundations found at the site of Richard's dig, archaeologists were able to piece together what Greyfriars looked like.

This article goes into a lot more detail, as well as provides artists' reconstructions of what Greyfriars might have looked like inside and out! 
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  1. Hello my name is Mike Farley and I am a professional Henry VIII look a like a re-enactor in England. I love your blog and have been thoroughly enjoying reading through it this evening. Wonderful stuff! I also have a blog about my life and times as Henry - please take a look! I am very lucky as I get to work at such lovely places as Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Blenheim Palace, Knebworth House and I also tour round with a jousting team I hope to hear back from you! Kind regards, Good King Hal (Mike Farley)

    1. wonderful...I visited Anne Bullen's home at Hever and had extraordinary visions and knowings there...
      all the best, carolan

  2. Hi Mike! Thanks so much for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed reading through my blog. Thanks for sharing your's as well :) It must be wonderful to be able to work in such amazing places as you've mentioned. Being able to dress as a Tudor and work in these places would be my dream job!