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This free online course may be of interest to those of you following the Richard III story.


Richard III. NPG148 (C) National Portrait Gallery, London Richard III. NPG148 (C) National Portrait Gallery, London

The third run of the free popular ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ online course will be launching on Monday 16 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England in the build up to the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March.

The course, which is offered for free by the University of Leicester in association with FutureLearn, builds a picture of the England that Richard III inhabited in the 15th century and comes from the scholars in archaeology, history and literature who helped uncover the monarch.

It includes detailed video footage of preparations for the reinterment, interviews with the Dean of Leicester and others involved and the chance to follow events around the ceremony itself, which takes place during the final week of the course.

Deirdre O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Medieval…

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