This season’s series of archeological lectures in Huddersfield opens with an academic heavyweight.

Matthew Morris BA, MA, AIFA, the archaeologist who discovered the skeleton of the last Plantagenet king, will give the inaugural lecture entitled The King Under The Car Park: The Search for the Last Known Resting Place of Richard III.

The event has been organised by Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society and will be held at 7.45pm on Friday, October 4, in Room T5/09 at Huddersfield University’s main campus. Cost is £2.50 to non-members.

Remains of Richard III's skeleton discovered under a Leicester car park
Remains of Richard III's skeleton discovered under a Leicester car park
 

Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field on August 22, 1485, during the War of the Roses. His body was taken to the former Greyfriars Friary – later to become a car park – where it was buried in a crude grave.

Mr Morris uncovered the king’s burial place in September 2012.

Excavations continue at the site and it has been revealed that a stone sarcophagus discovered close to the grave contains a second lead casket. More details will be revealed in the lecture.