Medieval processional cross from the site of the Battle of Bosworth. This cross was found about 1778 on the site of the Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire. The battle in 1485, at which Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor, concluded the Wars of the Roses. The sunburst symbol, a Yorkist badge, on the reverse of the roundels, suggests that this processional cross was carried by Richard's supporters.
Richard III, one of history's most infamous kings, was reburied in Leicester Cathedral on Mar 26. 2015 in a regal tomb 530 years after death. Richard was the last English king to be killed in battle and last member of the House of York to rule England. After his death in 1485, Henry (VII) Tudor took the throne and Franciscan friars buried Richard's body in a rough grave in Grey Friars monastery. This poem was read at the service by actor and distant relative of Richard III, Benedict…
Queen Anne Neville died at Westminster on 16th March, 1485 at the age of about 28, probably of tuberculosis. There was an eclipse on the day she died, which was interpreted in a number of different ways, according to people's individual motives and affiliations.
I admire this statue of Richard III, showing him as the warrior he was. I think it may come closest to the real man - he must have been a fierce fighter. This photo is the best of the statue I have seen so far - I've been there, with all the trees and hedges it is very tricky to take a decent picture, let alone a brilliant one like this. Thank you, Lawrence OP ;-) King Richard III by Lawrence OP, via Flickr