Following the discovery of Richard III’s remains in Leicester and the archaeological survey which pinpointed the exact location of the battlefield, traditional explanations have had to be rethought. What really happened? Given the momentous outcome of the event in the history of England, why are there so few contemporary accounts of the day? Why was Richard defeated? Numbers and artillery were to prove less important than a combination of treachery, tactics and the uncommitted. Both Richard III and the battle in which he fell are still the subject of contentious debateViews: 972 | Enquiries: 1
I have a Humanities degree from Bristol Polytechnic and subsequently qualified as a teacher in Further Education. I have been interested in history for as long as I can remember and enjoy demolishing popular historical myths. I have delivered courses on a wide range of historical subjects (hopefully with enthusiasm and humour) at Peterborough City College, Stamford Arts Centre, the Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham and also to a wide variety of local groups and societies for some twenty years. In answer to the question ‘What is your favourite period of history?’ I would be most likely to say “Just the last 3,250 years”. Since 2006 I have given a series of lectures for Peterborough Museum and participated in historical re-enactments and guided tours. I am currently engaged in research for a book on Bosworth Field and co-writing a history of Peterborough, both of which it is hoped will be published eventually.
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