Battle of Bosworth is in wrong spot

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For hundreds of years history followers have visited Ambion Hill in Leicestershire, believing it to be the site of the Battle of Bosworth, which marked the end of the War of the Roses and the beginning of the reign of the Tudors.

It was also the last time a British king was killed on a battlefield and immortalised by Shakespeare’s Richard III’s famous offer of his kingdom for a horse.

However, after an extensive three-year archaeological survey, experts now believe that the proper site was a mile away.

The revelation could prove an embarrassment for Leicestershire County Council, which built an award-winning interactive visitor centre at Ambion Hill, near the village of Market Bosworth.

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