Places to visit, attractions, heritage and things of interest in Leicestershire, England.

The search for King Richard III

Street names, medieval, Grey Friars

Attempting to write anything about Richard III is somewhat daunting. He was king of England for little over two years, from July 1483 until being slaughtered at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485, yet he is one of our most controversial monarchs, whose reputation and character still divide opinion more than five centuries […]

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The Battle of Bosworth

Battle of Bosworth 22nd August 1485

The Battle of Bosworth is one of those events that changed the course of history.  Fought on the 22 August 1485, Bosworth was the last significant armed encounter of the so-called Wars of the Roses, the medieval dynastic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster and their allies, which had rumbled on for three

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A bit about the East Midlands

Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Including the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. What can you say about the East Midlands, an area that spawned Tennyson, DH Lawrence, Margaret Thatcher and the legend of Robin Hood?  Sherwood Forest is still there, though it’s a little smaller now; and did you know they’re building a brand-new forest, the

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