About Richard III
King Richard was born in August 1452 in Fortheringhay Castle
Northamptonshire. Before fighting in the War of the Roses, he
met Henry VI who would become the next king after Richard and
start the Tudor household.
Before the battle in 1458, Richard fought with his emenys from
York and told his wife Ceville that he was going to fight for
Yorkshire in the battle of the War of the Roses in 1458 at
Bosworth Field in Leciestershire.
Battle of Bosworth 1485
ON 22ND October 1485, the last of the War of The Roses
was held at Bosworth Field in Leciestershire.
The battle commenced as Richard III and Henry VI went
into battle over Yorkshire Vs Leciester. In the end,
Richard was killed and died on his horse at battle, Henry
VI won and became the new king of England ruling the
tudor period starting in 15th century.
After Richard’s death in the Battle of the last of the War
of the Roses in 1485, the body was buried at Greyfairs in
Leciester between 1485 and 2012.
In 2012, a new search was opened to the public to find
the remains of Richard. Channel 4 discovered the
remains through DNA at Leciester University proving
that these were remains of Richard III’s found by his
Reburial of the king
After the high court decision in May 2014, Richard III would be buried
at the cathedral on 26th March 2015.
The cathedral had to build it’s sanctuary for the king to be buried
by the King Richard III Society and Leciester Cathedral. Their
were many choices for the re-burial of the king especially the
town of York but this would not chosen due to the fact Ricahrad
died in battle in Leicestershire.
Bosworth Battle Museum
After the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, the town of
Bosworth decided to make a museum about the battle
and tell visitors about the battle. The museum is not on
the field where the battle happened, it is 5 miles away
Today, visitors can enjoy many historical and revelant
ideas to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 which led to the