Countdown: 40 days to go to King Richard III’s reinterment.
Today, my mother asked me where King Richard III’s body was found in Leicester in August 2012. I went to Google Maps and found the surrounding streets of the famous parking lot — Grey Friars and Friar Lane. I then switched to satellite to find the entrance to the parking lot and then to Google Street View to see what the parking lot looked like from the road — you can see Leicester Cathedral to the north — and discovered to my delight that you can see the one of the trenches along with temporary fencing. It’s *the* trench according to my copy of The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III and there is a notch out of the trench visible, it means that Google Street View shows where Richard was.
It pays to do something nice for someone!
One day the latter two links will be updated by Google Street View and thus perhaps lost, here are screen captures of the two images for posterity: