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Great Britain
Leicester
Leicester

East Midlands

Castle Gardens

King Richard III of England

Fotheringhay Castle 2 October 1452 - Bosworth Field, Leicestershire 22 August 1485
King of England from 1483 until his death
(Wikipedia)
James Walter Butler
1980

Leicester /  King Richard III of England   Leicester /  King Richard III of England

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

RICHARD III
king of england
1483 1485
BORN FOTHERINGHAY
a good lawmaker for the ease and
solace of the common people
2 OCTOBER 1452
KILLED BOSWORTH
22 AUGUST 1485
piteously slain fighting manfully
in the thickest press of his enemies
BURIED IN LEICESTER

Information Sign

this statue by james butler ra
is a gift to the city of leicester
from members of the richard iii society
and others throughout the world

patron of the appeal fund
his grace the duke of rutland

unveiled 31 july 1980 by
hrh princess alice
duchess of gloucester
on behalf of
hrh the duke of gloucester

Annotation

Unveiled on 31 July 1980 by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. The statue was commissioned and contributed by members of the Richard III Society.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 52°38'0" - W 1°8'29")

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