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Where Richard’s body lay after Bosworth….

Some more news about the Leicester church (the Newarke) to which Richard’s body was taken after Bosworth. You have to look for it in the following article, but it is there.…/two-more-dmu-buildings-are-placed-on…

And as we of the 21st century, gaze back to that sad time, perhaps we can imagine the ghostly battle taking place again, in our modern sky. We can certainly imagine that he won!

Ghost and Background


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:


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:

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