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Archaeology after Richard III: Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Leicester

Archaeology after Richard III: Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Leicester


Archaeology after Richard III: Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Leicester

Leicester is an ancient city which has been continuously occupied for more than 2,000 years.

From Iron Age tribal centre that grew into a Roman town, which became the Mercian bishopric of Leicester, which became the Borough of Leicester. Royal site, market town, industrial powerhouse, modern multicultural city; every facet of Leicester's rich history survives to some degree beneath the city's streets waiting to be rediscovered.

In this talk, Mathew Morris looks at some of the latest projects carried out in and around Leicester's historic core by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS). From Roman cemeteries to a medieval friary, castle, and 17th century civil war defences, recent discoveries showcase Leicester's rich and fascinating history.

Tickets are available priced £4.50, for pre-booking, contact the Guildhall on: 0116 253 2569

Doors open and cash bar from 7pm, talk begins 7.30pm.

Event organised by the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society.

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Guildhall Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5FQ

Tel: +44 (0) 116 2532569



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