Bosworth Battlefield: King Richard’s Stone

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Outside Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre stands King Richard’s Stone. The stone was originally erected near Shenton in 1974 as this was believed to be the site of Sandeford, where Richard III is said to have died during the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485. Following extensive fieldwork and careful study, the true site of the battle was discovered in the area around Mill Lane and the Fenn Lane Roman road. Close to a proven medieval marsh is the much more likely site of Sandeford and was the find spot of the Bosworth Boar badge which is on private land 2.5km south west of Ambion Hill. King Richard’s Stone was moved to the above spot to allow better and safer public access and to allow the field at Shenton to be returned to agricultural use.

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