Five years ago, we wrote about the lost Newarke Church in the Hospital of the Annunciation, where Richard lay for two days between his death and burial in the Greyfriars. As we said, the site is now occupied by the Hawthorn Building of de Montfort University, although these two original arches have been integrated. Here… Continue reading Richard’s first resting place – recreated
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. http://www.dmu.ac.uk/…/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… Continue reading Where Richard’s body lay after Bosworth….
… was the Newarke Church in the 1331 Hospital of the Annunciation, in which he laid from August 22-25 1485, also described here. The Earl of Leicester at the time of the construction was Henry of Lancaster, son of Edmund Crouchback. This is the Hawthorn Building of de Montfort University, on the same site today.… Continue reading Richard’s first resting place