CASE STUDY

Major Historical Find and site protected by us

On the 24th of August 2012, the University of Leicester, Leicester Council and the Richard III Society announced that they were beginning the search for the remains of King Richard III, who was the last English King to be killed in battle, in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. It was known that Richard III was interred at the Church of the Grey Friars, in the Greyfriars area of Leicester; however the exact location was unknown.

The church was discovered on the 5th of September, located beneath property owned by William Davis Ltd. Excavations began, and human remains discovered within a week. The remains were believed to be King Richard III as: it was buried beneath the choir of the church; there was evidence of scoliosis of the spine, a condition making one shoulder higher than the other (and known that Richard III was to have suffered from). In addition, there was an arrowhead embedded in the spine; and there were severe injuries to the skull – it is known that King Richard was killed in battle with a severe blow to the head. Further DNA testing is pending.

Paul Dunning, Security Manager for William Davis, knew exactly where to turn when this precious find was made on their property. Mr Dunning has been deploying Tag Guard temporary wireless intruder alarms and CCTV systems on many of his sites for several years, in lieu of far more expensive manned guarding options. Within days of the find, the standalone 100% battery powered wire free TagDetector was installed protecting the priceless archaeological dig from curious explorers and grave robbers alike, and ensuring that the precious secrets remain undisturbed for the archaeologists to uncover.