About the tour: Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

In this tour we follow the story of King Richard III and his defeat on Bosworth field in 1485 when the War of the Roses came to a dramatic end and saw the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. We visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth, see King Richard’s tomb in Leicester Cathedral and look at this fascinating period of history with expert Dr Michael Jones.

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 2 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide

3 days from £319 pp

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    ‘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 Gloucester, what happened to him on the battlefield and how his corpse was treated after the battle.

    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

    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 events taking place today.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Battle of Bosworth Battlefield
    Battle of Bosworth Battlefield

    Included Highlights

    • Battle of Bosworth Battlefield
    • Bosworth Battlefield Centre
    • Dadlington

    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 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

    Included Highlights

    • Richard III Tomb
    • Richard III Visitors' Centre
    • Fotheringhay

    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.  

    Travel Insurance from £21.00 (3 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £45.00 (3 days).

    Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485 3 days from £319pp

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    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for two nights at the 3-star standard Britannia Hotel Bosworth Hall.

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