Author: Philippa Langley
Category: Bosworth Field, Battle of, England, 1485
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On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor went on to display Richard's body for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, the king's grave was lost, its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar, and Richard III's reputation was buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda. Now - in an incredible find - Richard III's remains have been uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. The King's Grave traces this remarkable journey.