Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

  • 3 Day Tour
  • 3 Star Rating

‘He bore himself like a gallant knight and acted with distinction as his own champion until his last breath.’ So wrote historian John Rous about the fateful charge of King Richard III at Bosworth Field. Now, with the discovery of the exact location of the Battlefield of Bosworth and the burial place of Richard, it is time to take another look at the War of the Roses in East Midlands. In the company of Dr Michael Jones, we will examine the battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485 when the War of the Roses came to a sudden and dramatic end: Richard III died on the field of battle and his challenger, Henry VII, went on to found the Tudor dynasty. We shall study Richard of York, what happened to him on the battlefield and how his corpse was treated after the battle.

Day 1

Meet at the Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth by 14:00. Afternoon visit to Kirby Muxloe, the residence of William Lord Hastings, who was executed for treason by Richard III in 1483. Return to hotel for introductory lecture. Group dinner.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Battle of Bosworth

We drive to Dadlington to visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth 1485, and then on to the Bosworth Battlefield Centre to enjoy the exhibition. Group dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Fotheringhay & Leicester

In the morning we check out of our hotel and visit Fotheringhay, the birthplace of Richard. We will then travel on to Leicester to explore the newly opened Richard III visitors centre, located on the site where the King’s remains were discovered and Leicester Cathedral, to see Richard III tomb and memorial. We shall have a group lunch in Leicester and return to the hotel at approx 15:30. You are free to depart at your leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £50; travel insurance from £16.50.

Your tour is led by Specialist Historical Guide Dr. Michael Jones who developed his love of history at Bristol University, and his interests range from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. He is the author of Bosworth 1485 - Psychology of a Battle and a battlefield guide to Agincourt. He has been guiding tours for over 20 years and his particular interest is in battlefield psychology.  



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