The Queen's Birthday Honours List Philippa Langley and John Ashdown-Hill recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List Saturday 13th June 2015: The Richard III Society congratulates Philippa Langley and Dr John Ashdown-Hill on being awarded the MBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.
The standard of juries chosen for sheriffs' (or circuits) was raised by ensuring that jurymen should be worth 20 shillings or more a year—it was generally believed that wealthier jurors were less open to bribery.
It is particularly pleasing to see Philippa Langley's crucial role in the search for King Richard's grave acknowledged and rewarded in this way.
The finding and honourable reburial of the King has raised public awareness and provided new opportunities to promote a more balanced view of his life and character. was to retrieve the remains of King Richard III and to give them the dignity and honour which had been denied when King Richard III was killed on the field of battle.
The MBE is given in recognition of a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community, and for local 'hands-on' service which stands out as an example to other people I'm very honoured to receive this award which is totally unexpected.
I'm delighted the discovery of the King's grave has increased employment and boosted the local economy in Leicester but what has really excited me is the impact it's had on young people; their knowledge and education.
It was opened by a speech from the Lord Chancellor, Bishop John Russell, and the theme was peace.