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Remains of the Day

By Linda Tancs

Richard III was England’s last king of the House of York and last of the Plantagenet dynasty.  His remains were found, quite unceremoniously, beneath a car park in Leicester’s city centre.  Excavations of the site revealed an ancient friary church alleged to be the burial spot of the king after he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.  Along with the King Richard III visitor centre commemorating the find, Leicester also features the Richard III Walking Trail, tracing his journey from Leicester to Bosworth Field.  Nearby the centre is Leicester Cathedral, where the king’s remains will be reburied next year.

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