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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. There will be more details about specific events and activities, in these areas, available soon.



Battlefield Object Handling Session

Richard Knox

Date: 3rd October 2019 7:00pm

Venue: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in the Heritage Room.

Parking: In the carpark which is chargeable.

An exciting opportunity to get hands-on with a range of artefacts discovered during the search for the Battlefield. Discover how these finds have shaped our understanding of this decisive battle and the Romans too, through a question and answer session with the curator whilst holding a piece of history.

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Lecture - The hidden landscape of late medieval Leicestershire, c.1485-1547

Dr Katie Bridger

Date: 12th October 2019 7.30pm

Venue: St James Church, Main Street, Sutton Cheney CV13 0AG

Parking at Hall Farm

After centuries of social, political, religious and economic change, the countryside of modern Leicestershire would be almost unrecognisable to the county’s medieval inhabitants. The people and places have changed, but we still have their stories and experiences in our national and local histories.

In 1485, Leicestershire saw the death of Richard III, the last king of England to die on the battlefield. But what else was happening in the county’s landscape at that time? Join me as we explore the archival evidence for the hidden world of late medieval Leicestershire, as told through the voices of the people who lived there.

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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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