Was it really only five years ago? Sometimes it seems like forever. And for me, the most affecting thing is still seeing Richard’s Book of Hours, which is thought to have been with him in his tent at Bosworth. I confess I had tears in my eyes. It just seemed so very personal to him. One of the prayers inside it reads: ‘Lord Jesus Christ, deign to free me, your servant King Richard, from every tribulation, sorrow and trouble in which I am placed…’ Yes, he was thrust into these tribulations, he didn’t seek them, and he paid a terrible price for shouldering the burden.
The day of his reinterment in Leicester Cathedral was truly momentous, as you’ll read here here
The discovery of Richard’s remains has made such a difference to Leicester. And rightly so. The city has taken him to its heart.