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Richard’s first resting place

… was the Newarke Church in the 1331 Hospital of the Annunciation, in which he laid from August 22-25 1485: Click here

The Earl at the time was Henry, grandson of Edmund Crouchback,

This is the Hawthorn Building of de Montfort University, on the same site today:

HawthornBuilding

Not as high as many neighbouring buildings, the ten-storey Fletcher for example, but it remains stylish and imposing – the second stage of Richard’s posthumous journey from Bosworth to the Greyfriars, part of which forms his new home at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Here is a 3D representation of the church, as created by de Montfort themselves:
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2015/august/first-3d-model-of-church-where-remains-of-richard-iii-laid-were-laid-created-by-dmu.aspx

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