King Richard III funeral cortege - Dadlington, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 34.714 W 001° 24.343
30U E 608027 N 5826584
Quick Description: A pair of information boards outside the Village Hall, Dadlington, Commemorating the Battle of Bosworth. Following the rediscovery of the King's remains 2012, his cortege visited Dadlington on the way to his re-interment in Leicester.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/20/2019 1:50:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXP9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
Views: 3

Long Description:
A pair of information boards outside the Village Hall, Dadlington, Commemorating the Battle of Bosworth. Following the rediscovery of the King's remains 2012, his cortege visited Dadlington on the way to his re-interment in Leicester.

The boards read:
The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty,
Richard III, was killed in the Battle of
Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485. His
body was taken to the church of the
Franciscan Friary (Grey Friars) in
Leicester, where he was buried.
The whereabouts of his grave was
unknown for centuries.

Following the rediscovery of the remains of
King Richard in 2012, his cortege visits
Dadlington on the way to his re-interment in
Leicester Cathedral.

His personal motto “loyaltie me lie “ (loyalty
binds me) is inscribed on his tomb, a final
resting place of spiritual reflection, quiet
grandeur and safety.

22nd March 2015
The people of Dadlington are proud and
honoured to be part of this historic, royal
occasion.

The mosaics on these two oak boards have
been created by the children and young
people of Dadlington to mark this day and to
recognise the role our village played in both
1485 and 2015.

22nd August 1485
St James’ Church, Dadlington is the only recorded burial site
for the fallen from the nearby Battle of Bosworth.
Permission to establish a chantry at St James' was granted by
Henry VIII in 1511 for masses to be said for the “
soules of all
suche persones as were slayn in the said feld.”
Type of Historic Marker: Information board and mosaic

Age/Event Date: 4/22/2015

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