King Richard III’s medieval inn digitally recreated

Published on December 20th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists have digitally recreated the medieval inn where King Richard III slept the night before he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

 

The site is wreathed in local legends. One says the inn was originally called The White Boar, which was Richard’s emblem. The landlord heard the news from the battlefield that the last Plantagenet king was dead and his crown now on a Tudor head, hastily repainted his boar sign blue, and renamed the inn. Richard’s own grand bed is also said to have remained at the inn, presumably because nobody remembered to come back for it, and yet another legend claims a century later a sack of medieval gold coins was found in a secret compartment in the base of the bed – and that the landlady, Mrs Clark, was murdered for the treasure.

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Story: Maev Kennedy, The Guardian | Photo: Darren Staples, Reuters

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