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Explore the sites in Leicester and Leicestershire important in the story of King Richard III

King Richard III - reinterred at Leicester Cathedral 26th March

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The mortal remains of King Richard III have been reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. 

On Thursday 26th March a Service of Reinterment of the Mortal Remains of King Richard III took place at Leicester Cathedral. The service was held in the presence of the Most Rt Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury alongside representatives of the World Faiths.

A Service of the Reveal of the Tomb and celebration for King Richard III will take place on Friday 27th March with an invited congregation to mark the end of King Richard's journey and the sealed tomb will be revealed to the public. The Cathedral will then be open to visitors to see the tomb in its final setting.

In the evening 'Leicester Glows: Fire Garden and Cathedral Illuminations' will take place in the evening around Jubilee Square and Cathedral Gardens and is free to visitors.

This wooden box contains soil from three locations: Fotheringhay where the king was born, Middleham Castle in Yorkshire where he grew up, and Bosworth field where he died.  It will be placed in the tomb with the coffin.
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Follow the fortunes of four characters from the Battle of Bosworth and hear their stories during this turbulent time.
Where did King Richard III stay on the night before the Battle of Bosworth?  Who, in the crowds, predicted his downfall and where were his mortal remains discovered?
Book a guided walk, postcards, mugs, or buy a book on the life and death of King Richard III - buy online here.
Fly in a Cessna 172 aircraft over King Richard’s final battle route from the Blue Boar Inn in Leicester via Bow Bridge and out to Bosworth along the Old Roman Road.
This short break includes bed and breakfast for two people at the Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre hotel or the Hinckley Island hotel and a choice of 3 out of 5 King Richard III experiences.
Visit five sites in the city with a strong connection to King Richard III during the days leading up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It continues into the countryside to Bosworth and other locations linked to King Richard’s reign.
Last updated March 2015