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Posted on Wednesday 29th August

Experts in Leicester have unearthed what they believe to be remnants of walls belonging to the church where King Richard III - the last Plantagenet king of England - was buried after his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Archaeologists are expected to be able to confirm by this afternoon the period from which the stone remains belong, and whether they belong to the correct medieval period to belong to the walls of Greyfriars church, where Richard was buried.

If the stone is identified as part of the walls of Greyfriars church, the team of archaeologists investigating will attempt to locate the former king's remains, which would have been buried beneath the altar or choir.

The car park has been designated the most likely site for the church after comparisons with medieval and modern maps of Leicester.

Further Reading

Richard the III and the Bosworth Campaign

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Richard the III and the Bosworth Campaign

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On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty and set English history on a new course. For the last 500 years this, the most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses, has excited… Read more...

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