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Richard III was not here!

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Every time I cycle into Leicester city centre I pass this plaque, although it’s easily missed! There’s so much of interest around us in our everyday lives that’s it’s worth slowing down sometimes and noticing these things. The plaque records the 17th Century tradition (now generally discredited) that at the Dissolution of the Monasteries the body of King Richard III was disinterred from his tomb at the Greyfriars in Leicester and thrown into the River Soar. You learn something new every day if you keep your eyes open!

Written by John Ager

February 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

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