The Bosworth Boar
The Bosworth Boar is a silver-gilt livery badge depicting a boar and was recovered from the edge of Fen Hole, a medieval marsh. The Boar image was King Richard III's own personal emblem and would almost certainly have been worn by a Knight of King Richard's retinue. The Bosworth Boar is a vital clue in locating the site of the battle and also in pinpointing what could be the exact location where King Richard III died.
The Battle of Bosworth fought between Richard the III and Henry Tudor on the 22nd of August 1485 was the last time that an English King was killed leading an army into battle. The exact location, which has been the topic of much debate amongst historians for years, was discovered as part of a groundbreaking archaeological survey.
Bosworth archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a medieval marsh, as historical documents and written accounts say that Richard III is said to have lost his horse in a marsh - could this be the place where Richard died?
The latest discoveries pinpoint the exact location of Bosworth Battlefield, and shed new light on the way the battle was fought and where King Richard III died.
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Karon The lovely thing about the Bosworth Boar is that it is such a visually striking item and conveys as strong a message now as it must have done when its owner wore it into the battle
Stephen Evidence of the real location one of not only Leicestershires but Englands most famous battles. An item of real historical value that brings you as close as you can to a King and his knights who fought and perished on a Leicestershire field.
Dave Awesome find! Excellent detailed work :0)
John This object is a real link the past, it shows what a hard and bloody battle Bosworth must have been.
Peter Not only is the Bosworth Boar an excellent medieval object in itself, its finding has enabled the true site of the Battle of Bosworth to be discovered at last.
Emily This object takes you right back to the day of the Battle and its great to have such a national treasure in Leicestershire.
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Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013