First Flodden lecture is on the king in a car park

Richard Buckley discoverer of the remains of Richard III.
Richard Buckley discoverer of the remains of Richard III.

The lead archaeologist who found the remains of Richard III in a Leicestershire car park is giving a lecture in Coldstream on the find.

Richard Buckley has accepted an invitation from TillVAS (Till Valley Archaeological Society) to give the first in what will be an annual James IV Memorial Lecture as part of the Flodden 1513 commemoration.

Richard III was the last English king to die in battle on English soil at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, three years after he had re-taken Berwick from the Scots; James IV was the last Scottish king to die in battle on English soil at Flodden in 1513.

Announcing details of the 2013 lecture, Heather Pentland of TillVAS said: “We are really fortunate to have Richard Buckley present the inaugural lecture. And it is an exciting opportunity to put the events of Flodden in the wider context of history at the time – just years after the Plantagenet’s gave way to the Tudor dynasty, with the death of Richard, the last Plantagenet king.”

The lecture is on Sunday, August 11,in Coldstream Community Centre. Tickets £3 from Moffats’ Newsagents.