Painting of Richard III displayed in the London's The National Portrait Gallery

Richard III DNA tests reveal a possible royal sex scandal

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Dec, AT 13:29

Genetic analysis raises questions about legitimacy of Henry VIII and other famous English royals

Martin Freeman as Richard III

Martin Freeman as Richard III: understated or charisma free?

First Reaction Thu 10 Jul, AT 13:57

Bouquets and brickbats for Hobbit star Freeman as he tries his hand at being sinister

Godfrey Bloom calls disabled student 'Richard III' - video

Video Mon 27 Jan, AT 14:53

Controversial MEP interrupts speech at Oxford Union to make 'gruesome' remark to David Browne

Revealed after 500 years: the face of King Richard III

Talking Point Tue 5 Feb, AT 11:32

Reconstruction based on skull found under car park suggests vilified monarch was 'very handsome'

Skeleton in car park is King Richard III, scientists say

First Reaction Mon 4 Feb, AT 12:01

Extensive tests confirm bones found in Leicester car park belong to last English king killed in battle

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry make Globe transfer a hit

Hot Ticket Tue 20 Nov, AT 07:26

Rylance's glorious star turn in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III make for a sublime double bill


The best man for the job of US president is currently a woman

Opinion digest Fri 21 Sep, AT 11:51

Opinion Digest: time for a female US president, the right to offend online and why history needs facts

Should Richard III get a state funeral? And if so, where?

Talking Point Thu 13 Sep, AT 15:35

It is time to re-evaluate Shakespeare's greatest villain, the last true 'English' king

Have Richard III's bones been found in a Leicester car park?

One-Minute Read Wed 12 Sep, AT 14:57

Excavation uncovers human remains thought to belong to the 15th century king

Crowds cheer Mark Rylance's Richard III at the Globe

Hot Ticket Mon 30 Jul, AT 07:56

Tragedy forced Rylance to quit the Olympic opening ceremony, but his stage villain is a crowning glory