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Richard III: The Final Journey in Leicestershire

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Leicestershire became crucially important to Richard III after Henry Tudor landed in Wales in August 1485.

The king stayed in Leicester on the night of 20 August before marching out to cut off Henry's progress through the midlands.

Richard's death at Bosworth, along with the recent discovery of his bones, have left a rich legacy in the area.

On 22 March the reburial cortege will pass some of these places - starting at Fenn Lane in Leicestershire before heading into the city.

Below is a map of the planned procession through the county. Click here for the route through Leicester city centre.

INTERACTIVE
  • County Map

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  • Fenn Lanes

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  • Bosworth Heritage Centre

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  • Bow Bridge

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  • City Map

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    To see an interactive map of the city route, click on the link above this map

  • Fenn Lane Farm

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  • Dadlington Church

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  • Sutton Cheney Church

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  • University of Leicester

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