SP3898 : King Richard's last stand

taken 3 years ago, near to Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, Great Britain

King Richard's last stand
King Richard's last stand
The centre of the photograph is believed to be the site of Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Contemporary doccuments state that Richard, after charging towards Henry Tudor was driven into marshy ground where he was surrounded and killed by Lancastrian troops. After extensive research, including soil sampling, it was proved that the corner of this field next to the present day Fenn Lanes was considerably wetter in the 15th century than it is today. Together, with the finds evidence, this supports the theory that this site is the most likely place of Richard's demise. See SP3898 : Site of the Battle of Bosworth for more information. Also visit the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, LinkExternal link (Be patient: web site takes a long time to load!)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Battlefield 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 38451 98184 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.8069N 1:26.0391W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 38084 97982
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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