21/10/2013 | Posted in Blog | By

As the fight goes on to find a final resting place for Richard III I visited the Bosworth battlefield in Leicestershire.

BOSWORTH07planetMembers of Les Routiers De Rouen, the resident re-enactment group met me at the top of Ambion Hill near the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. The site has a walk-through sundial which features the thrones of Richard III, Henry Tudor and Lord Stanley.

They portray the Gloucester household personnel retinue to King Richard III, sworn to protect his honour and good name. They claim to be ‘devout yorkists and only serve the white rose and for our King we took the oath to stand to the last !’Les Routiers De Rouen are made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life and they were holding a Soldier’s Camp at The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park.   Allowing visitors to meet medieval soldiers and families preparing for battle; with weapons, armour and costumes with the aim to give the public the experience of life in the 15th century.