Bosworth 1485

Inspiring Bosworth

‘Inspiring Bosworth’ is a separate project, running in parallel with the development of the art trail. It has been made possible by funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Dixie Educational Foundation. bosworth1485


The ‘Inspiring Bosworth’ project will work with local communities and schools to engage and inspire them with and about the development of the Bosworth 1485 Sculpture Trail. The trail is a rural route which will link the six key locations of the Battle using rights of way, canal paths and village lanes. Each location will be represented through sculpture and other art forms. Work on this major capital project is now under development.

‘Inspiring Bosworth’ provides a unique and exciting opportunity for local communities and schools to shape the interpretation of the trail through education, outreach and creative activities. The project will focus on the archaeology, artefacts and landscape of the battle scene. There will be opportunities for people to handle artefacts and listen to and learn from historians and archaeologists. There will also be opportunities for schools and communities to create their own works of art, with professional artists, based around the themes of the sculptures. This work will feed into and influence the interpretation boards that form part of the sculpture trail and be used for on-line information and other digital representation.

The project aims to engage and inspire the communities of Market Bosworth, Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Stoke Golding. It will leave a lasting legacy of the Battle of Bosworth and the events since which still continue to shape our communities today. Free tickets are now available for the community lecture series as detailed below.



Lecture - The reign of King Henry VII

Professor Steven Gunn

Date: 9th November 2019 7.30pm

Venue: St Margaret's Church, Church Way, Stoke Golding, CV13 6HE

Parking available at St Margaret's Primary School

The reign of King Henry VII, victor at the Battle of Bosworth, is often taken to herald a new age in English history. But how far was England really changing in the years round 1500? And if those years did see the end of the Middle Ages, what did the kingship of Henry VII have to do with it?

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1485 legacy trail taster walk

Eddie Smallwood

Date: 16th November 2019 9:00am – 2:00pm

Venue: Meet in the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre car park at 9am.

Parking: In the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre car park which is chargeable.

Meet local historian Eddie Smallwood in the car park of the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at 9am for a walk which is approximately 8KM in length. Walk around the area of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth and visit churches connected to the battle, including Sutton Cheney, where Richard III is reputed to have prayed, and Dadlington where some of the dead from the battle are buried. Hear the story of the battle, and learn about the lives and deaths of those involved. Find out about the sculptures planned for those sites which will tell the story in iconic works of art. The walk will finish back at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at around 2pm. The walk is suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. Dogs are not permitted.

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Lecture – Richard III – The man behind the myth

Eddie Smallwood

Date: 28th October 2019 7:30pm

Venue: Dadlington Village Hall, The Green, CV13 6JB

Most people have heard of the last English monarch to die in battle on English soil at The battle of Bosworth in 1485, but what was he really like as a person?.
Come along and hear about his life and death and find out more about the 'Man behind the myths'.

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