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  • Richard III in Leicester
    Richard III in Leicester
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  • Close to Victoria Park
    Close to Victoria Park
    by Carmela71

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    by spidermiss Written May 4, 2014
    Richard III in Leicester

    I noticed on my Leicester wonders there was a lot of publicity about Richard III, who was crowned King in 1438 and was killed in the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485. He was the last monarch to die in a battle and the Tudor dynasty began with the succession of Henry VII.

    King Richard III, the duke of York, spent a lot of time of York though he died nearby. His remains were discovered in a car park in Leicester which was once the site of the Greyfriars and evidence suggests that it's Richard III's skeleton. There were (and still is) debates among members of the Plantagenet Alliance in York and Leicester about his 'rightful' burial place.

    More information about Richard can be read via this link.

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    Graduation day

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    This was something new as we do not normally have graduation day in Spain (at least in mine), actually to get the formal diplom of your degree it takes nearly 5 years lol

    For my graduation on the Bsc Hons in Uk, my family came, well not for the graduation, but to spent two weeks visitng England before I left after two years, was goo that they came as it was hard to leave something you loved so much

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