A Tudor historian, author and M.P., Chris will launch and discuss his new publication 'Bosworth' which details Henry Tudor's campaign to seize the throne culminating at the battle. Books available at the event.
Friday 24th May 7.30pm in the Tithe Barn
Tickets £10 including refreshment. Booking essential on 01455 290429
Visitors to the main Bosworth exhibition between June 11th and July 16th will be able to look into the face of Richard III as reconstructed by Prof.Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification at the University of Dundee. The reconstruction, as seen on the Channel Four programme 'The King under the Car Park', was undertaken using techniques used for identifying victims of crime and is the most accurate depiction of the King to date. The reconstruction is accompanied by a short film on its creation and by panels telling the story of the discovery at the Greyfriars in Leicester.
The reconstructed head is part of a national tour organised by Leicester City Council in partnership with the Richard III Society and supported by The University of Leicester, The University of Dundee and Darlow Smithson Productions.
Normal exhibition charges apply.
|Our latest free entry temporary exhibition, Richard III: The Making of the Myth, is open to the public until December 31st. Be sure to also visit the Battlefield Centre’s main exhibition to discover more about where Richard fought for his life and lost his crown. Find out how the Battlefield was rediscovered and see real objects from the Battle of 1485, including cannon balls and sword fragments. A fine replica of Bosworth’s Ricardian Boar Badge is also on display.Don’t miss the original which is on show with the rest of the County’s treasure objects in the stunning Treasure – Shedding Light on Leicestershire’s Past exhibition at Snibston Discovery Museum.|
On Saturday June 29th the latest painting by renowned artist Graham Turner, featuring Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, will be unveiled in the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Room.
Graham Turner, one of the country's leading historical artists and a medieval jouster, will be at the Battlefield Centre giving the first public showing of his exciting new painting, alongside his back catalogue of beautifully detailed medieval scenes, with both original works and prints for sale. Click here for more details
Doors open to the public at 12 noon on Saturday 29th and on Sunday 30th June from 11am until 4pm and admission is free.
At 5pm on the 29th Graham will give a fascinating illustrated talk about his work on the new painting of Richard III and other Wars of the Roses themed subjects, as well as his experiences as a fully armoured competitor in medieval tournaments around the world.
Tickets £10.00 including light refreshment. Booking essential on 01455 290429
You’ve heard about the exciting rediscovery of the mortal remains of Richard III, now come to see the battle in which those savage wounds were done.
Witness a mass of re-enactors on foot, on horseback and manning roaring cannon re-fighting two Wars of the Roses battles, including the Battle of Bosworth where Richard III met his grisly end. Thrill to see fully armoured knights jousting for glory, meet a wide range of birds of prey in the falconry displays, go shopping in a medieval market, get hands-on with our activity sessions, dance to medieval music, see the landscape on our guided walks, listen to experts talk about the Battle and Richard III, explore the living history encampments and experience medieval life. Tickets include entrance to the award winning exhibition.
One day admission -Adult £15, Concession £13 and Child £10.
Two day admission - Adult £25, Concession £20 and Child £15.
15% off on all advance bookings
Tickets are available form the ticket office at Bosworth or by calling 01455 290429. Don't delay grab a bargain today!
Please Note the Heritage Centre, Tithe Barn Restaurant and all onsite facilities will only be open to event ticket holders on 17th and 18th August.
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Discover more about this historic battle on one of our excellent Bosworth Battlefield Guided Walks 11.00am and 2.00pm every Saturday and Sunday until December.
Purchase a replica Boar Badge in pewter or sterling silver in the following ways.
Postal charges apply
Or come and visit our shop at the Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre.
This stone was originally erected in a field near Shenton Village in 1974, as that was thought to be the site of Sandeford, where Richard III is said to have died during the Battle of Bosworth on the 22nd August 1485.
In 2009, after several years of careful study and extensive fieldwork, the true site of the battle was discovered in the area around Mill Lane and the Fenn Lane Roman road. The likely site of Sandeford, close to a proven medieval marsh and the findspot of the Bosworth Boar badge, is on private land 2.5km to the south west of Ambion Hill, in the ancient parish of Dadlington.
The stone has been moved to the Battle Centre to allow better and safer public access to it and to allow the field at Shenton to be returned to its former agricultural use.
Bosworth Battlefield is home to a new trail which invites you to discover the Battle of Bosworth whilst enjoying breath-taking views.
The trail comprises of a 1.25 mile (2.2km) walk with audio and visual interpretation about the battle and surrounding area.
Climbing Ambion Hill near the Battlefield Heritage Centre the trail also includes a stunning walk-through sundial which features the thrones of Richard III, Henry Tudor and Lord Stanley. The panoramic view from the sundial provides the opportunity to see the actual battlefield site in the distance, the church of nearby Market Bosworth and other local landscape features.
For further details please ring 01455 290429.
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