Richard III historians gather at Bosworth Battlefield

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 28, 2012 11:33 AM |
At the scene of his final battle, academics discuss what is potentially his final resting place.
Richard III historians gather at Bosworth Battlefield

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A major conference on the discovery by the University of Leicester of what are thought to be Richard III’s remains, as well as on the history of the last Plantagenet king, will be held in Market Bosworth on Saturday October 13. A number of speakers will take to the stage between 8.30am and 5pm including Robert Hardy, the honourable patron of The Richard III Foundation, Steve Goodchild, chairman of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, Dr Craig Taylor, Dr John Alban and Dr David Hipshon.

Preceding the conference will be a walking tour of the battlefield on the Bosworth Battlefield site on Friday October 12 with Mike Ingram at 2 pm. Those attending will meet at the Tithe Barn before being taken to key locations. The tour is expected to last an hour.

Retired University of Leicester historian David Baldwin, who has written the latest biography on Richard III, will also be speaking at the event on the topic of “The Character of Richard III”. The conference will be informative, and will allow for greater awareness to be spread about Richard III’s momentous legacy.