Leicester and Richard III

Had a spare couple of hours to while away in Leicester city centre a few days back so wandered up to the cathedral to check out Richard III’s story.

Leicester Cathedral

Richard III was the last king of England to die in battle when he was defeated at Bosworth in 1485. It is debatable whether or not he murdered his nephews to protect his throne.

In September 2012 his remains were discovered within the site of the former Greyfriars Church in Leicester England, now a city car park. His remains were ultimately reinterred at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March 2015.

His tomb faces east and is tilted slightly, as if to meet and face the risen Jesus, with an open cross to represent the resurrection of Christ.

Tomb of Richard III, Leicester Cathedral

Was Richard good or bad? I liked this thought: