New Battle of Bosworth trail reveals the true location of the historic English battlefield

By Richard Moss | 20 June 2011
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It may have been one of the most significant battles ever fought on English soil, but like many historic battlefield sites, the true location of the Battle of Bosworth has been a matter of conjecture for years.

The debate was finally resolved in 2010 after a systematic survey by the Battlefields Trust found archaeological evidence pinpointing the real location of a clash of arms which saw Henry Tudor defeat Richard III and usher a new dynasty onto the English throne. 

Now a new battlefield walking trail shares these findings, highlights the main points of interest, introduces the main protagonists and explains the events of August 22 1485, as they are now understood.

Running in a loop across the countryside around Ambion Hill, the trail tells the story of the lead-up to the battle, stopping at two information points that give views across the site. Reconstructed images of what the battlefield may have looked like on the day are also included along the way. 

Visitors will be able to see Sutton Cheney Church, where Richard is said to have prayed before the battle, as well as Market Bosworth Church, to the north.

The new feature, which is designed to accompany the award-winning exhibition in the recently revamped Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, will be officially launched on March 24 2011.

  • Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre organises regular walking tours of the Battlefield. Follow the venue details below for more information.
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