Relive the last journeys of Richard III….

Bow Bridge in the 1790s
Bow Bridge in the 1790s

There are events taking place in Leicester this month, but I have extracted the following from here, because it concerns Richard. :-

“Heritage Open Days – across Leicester – Thurs, Sept 6- Sun, Sept 9 and Thurs, Sept 13 – Sun, Sept 16

“As part of a national initiative, Leicester’s heritage buildings, parks, universities, businesses, creative venues and faith buildings will once again stage events to reveal their stories and unseen heritage to visitors.

“This includes backstage tours at De Montfort Hall, tours of Abbey Park, the Town Hall and Glenfield Tunnel, and the chance to relive the last journeys of Richard III.

“Drop-in events will be held at historic venues such at Winstanley House, Stoneygate Tram Depot and Leicester Print Workshop.”


The Blue Boar in Leicester
The Blue Boar Inn, which was where Richard is believed to have slept before Bosworth. It is no longer there, but the site is.




  1. I doubt Richard stayed at an Inn before an important battle! He would be in camp with his men going over their plans for the next day, sending out scouts to see what the enemy was doing, giving encorouging talks to his soldiers, dealing with last minute correspondence and messages, putting his affairs in order and making his peace with God….. John Ashdown Hill doubted the inn existed before the 1500’s anyway. The Bow Bridge is a Victorian replacement too.

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  2. Blancsanglier, I totally agree. There are so many myths surrounding Richard lll, that sometimes I despair. I think over the centuries, it’s very much been a case of “what we don’t don’t know, we’ll just make up” sort of attitude, with the majority of these ‘stories’ doing Richard no favours.


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