Richard III: Discovery and identification

Richard III and Leicester

Richard III visited Leicester often, both as a boy and as Duke of Gloucester. Despite the town’s longstanding Lancastrian connections, in the mid-15th century it sided with the House of York, loyally supporting it through the Wars of the Roses. When king, Richard stayed in Leicester at least five times. Ultimately, it became his final resting place after the Battle of Bosworth when his corpse was returned to Leicester, accompanied by Henry Tudor and the victorious Lancastrian army.

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