Richard III at Bosworth again

The Battle of Bosworth was re-enacted this weekend, and was the first staging of the event since the remains of King Richard III were discovered in a Leicester car park.

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Big crowds attend Battle of Bosworth re-enactment

Crowds flocked to see the re-enactment Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Archers ready to fire Credit: ITV News Central

The fame surrounding the rediscovery of the King has impacted on the popularity of the Bosworth event.

First Bosworth re-enactment since Richard III’s discovery

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.

Two dress up at Bosworth Battlefield to commemorate Richard III's discovery Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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