Thumbnails of Leicester and Richard III

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These photos were taken on Thursday 31 March 2016.


Mosaic portrait of Richard III in the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Richard's coat of arms in the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Explanation of the coat of arms

The latest look for the reconstructed head of Richard III, now in the King Richard III Visitor Centre

The memorial stone from Leicester Cathedral, given by the Richard III Society

Description of the memorial stone, now in the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Richard's statue in Cathedral Gardens. Given by the Richard III Society and originally in Castle Gardens

Richard's statue in Cathedral Gardens

Richard's statue in Cathedral Gardens

Richard III's tomb in Leicester Cathedral

Richard III's tomb in Leicester Cathedral

Richard III's tomb in Leicester Cathedral, showing his motto, Loyalty Binds Me

The royal coat of arms on a flag next to Richard's tomb. Presented by the Leicestershire Branch of the Richard III Society

Richard's white boar standard next to his tomb. Presented by the Leicestershire Branch of the Richard III Society

One side of the embroidered pall showing the historical people associated with King Richard III

The other side of the pall showing the modern people associated with the discovery of King Richard III's remains

Embroidered by Jacquie Binns, the pall covered Richard's coffin when he lay in state in the cathedral before reburial. This section shows (left to right) Philippa Langley, John Ashdown-Hill and Dr Phil Stone, the key people in the discovery of the remains of Richard III

The crown commissioned by John Ashdown-Hill to lie on Richard's coffin before reburial. Made by jeweller George Easton

Greyfriars - One of series of 10 information boards around Leicester, detailing the historical associations with Richard III. He was buried in Greyfriars and his remains discovered in 2012

The Guildhall - the oldest part is the great hall built in 1390

Another information board about the Guildhall

The castle

St Mary de Castro Church - in 1483 King Richard granted the church 10 shillings per annum

Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where King Richard's body was probably displayed after his defeat at Bosworth

The Newarke Gateway, now known as the Magazine Gateway. The Church of the Annunciation was in the Newarke

Trinity Hospital - founded in 1330 by Henry, Earl of Lancaster

Turret Gateway, built around 1422 - 3

Blue Boar Inn - it's a myth that Richard ever stayed here when in Leicester

King Richard III pub

Bow Bridge - not the original whcih Richard rode over on his way to Bosworth

Richard's coat of arms on the bridge

A road nearby named after the king

Plaque near the castle detailing the visit of two kings to Leicester

The old plaque near Bow Bridge with the myth about Richard's bones being in the River Soar - now thoroughly disproved thanks to John Ashdown-Hill

The adjacent plaque erected by the Richard III Society about the myth being discredited

A banner advertising the King Richard III Visitor Centre

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