On behalf of all the members of the Tudor Society, I would just like to offer our sincere and warm congratulations to historian John Ashdown-Hill who has been awarded an MBE for services to Historical Research and the Exhumation and Identification of Richard III.
John is a lovely man who has been so giving of his time, knowledge and expertise in sharing articles with us in Tudor Life magazine, and his discovery of Richard III's mtDNA sequence was obviously a key part of the Richard III dig. I don't know Philippa Langley at all but I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on her MBE for services to the exhumation and identification of Richard III. Without her passion and commitment, Richard III's remains would not have been found in 2012.
Congratulations to them both on their awards.