Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Richard III Museum, York

Having written about the possibility of an archaeological dig in the centre of Leicester to find the bones of Richard III, I was keen to visit the Richard III Museum here in York.

It is to be found above Monk Bar, one of the gates in the city wall, and turns out to be delightfully home made.

The exhibition devotes quite a lot of space to the idea that the Battle of Bosworth, where Richard lost his crown and his life, really took place at Atherstone in Warwickshire.

Recent investigations suggest that it was fought a mile or so away from the traditional site, but that it still took place firmly in Leicestershire. Of course.

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