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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Leicester
Town
Leicester
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Wars of the Roses (1455-1487), 15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
Maker
James Butler
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st July 1980
    Attended by: HRH DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37661
Current location

CASTLE GARDENS
West Bridge
Leicester
Leicester
Leicestershire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 580 040
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BRONZE FIGURE OF RICHARD III ON ROUGHLY CUT STONE PLINTH SET ON SQUARE TWO-STEP STONE BASE.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK - RICHARD III / KING OF ENGLAND / 1483-1485 9 O'CLOCK - KILLED BOSWORTH / 22ND AUGUST 1485 / PITEOUSLY SLAIN FIGHTING MANFULLY / IN THE THICKEST PRESS OF HIS ENEMIES / BURIED IN LEICESTER 3 O'CLOCK - BORN FOTHERINGAY / A GOOD LAWMAKER FOR THE EASE AND / SOLACE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE / 2ND OCTOBER 1452 12 O'CLOCK - THIS STATUE BY JAMES BUTLER R.A. / IS A GIFT TO THE CITY OF LEICESTER / FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE RICHARD III SOCIETY / AND OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD / PATRON OF THE APPEAL FUND / HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF RUTLAND / UNVEILED 31ST JULY 1980 BY/ HRH PRINCESS ALICE / DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER / ON BEHALF OF HRH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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