Richard Smith, from the Leicester Branch of the Richard III Society, believes the spotlight put on Leicester's history since Richard III's discovery, has led to much more interest in the Battle of Bosworth re-enactment that took place this weekend.
People from across Britain, and Europe, watched and took part in the first re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth since Richard III was rediscovered.
The event gained a boost thanks to the fame surrounding the former King.
The Battle of Bosworth was one of the most important battles in British history, that saw Richard III defeated by Henry Tudor.
The re-enactment went the same way, as Richard was defeated again.
Big crowds attended a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth this weekend in Leicestershire.
It was the first re-enactment since the remains of King Richard III were famously found in Leicester.
The fame surrounding the rediscovery of the King has impacted on the popularity of the Bosworth event.
– Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council
We have seen a buzz around Bosworth since the discovery of Richard III's remains and we are hoping the re-enactment weekend reflects this worldwide interest. We have got a whole host of events lined up for the family who can enjoy some fun-filled excitement as they take a trip back in time.
The Battle of Bosworth is expected to be re-enacted today, which will be the first staging of the event since King Richard III was discovered in a Leicester car park.
The two-day event will take place at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, 528 years since the actual battle took place, and King Richard III was defeated by the Tudor army.
There will be a variety of events and activities throughout the weekend, which is expected to host a large amount of visitors thanks to the fame of the former King’s rediscovery.