Richard III – Hero or villain?

4 days

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Discover one of English history’s most tragic, bloody and colourful epochs

The dramatic discovery of the skeleton of Richard III beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 was an archaeological find which made news all around the world. It also reignited the great debate about Richard’s personal character: was he a murderer, who slew his own nephews (the ‘Princes in the Tower’) in order to seize the throne, or an honourable man who did his duty in an age of unprecedented conflict and upheaval, known to us as the Wars of the Roses. Our four-day tour is based in the beautiful town of Warwick, and will explore significant sites associated with Richard III, taking in battlefields, castles and churches and culminating in a visit to the King’s striking new tomb. It will be led by medieval historian Dr Michael Jones, who wrote with Philippa Langley the book on the discovery of Richard’s remains, The King’s Grave. The tour is a must, not only for Richard’s fans and foes, but for anyone interested in one of English history’s most tragic, bloody and colourful epochs – our very own ‘Game of Thrones’.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit stunning Warwick castle, home of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, known to posterity as ‘the Kingmaker’
  • Journey to Fotheringhay church and the remains of the castle where Richard III was born in 1452
  • Explore the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Bosworth battlefield

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Deposit: £250 Single supplement: £165

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Dr Michael Jones

Andante Guide Lecturer

Author and presenter Dr Michael Jones is a leading military historian with special interests in the Hundred Years War and Richard III. He is a member of several distinguished societies in the UK, including the British Commission for Military History and the Royal Historical Society.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
30 May 2023 ARHV230530 30 May 2023 (Tuesday) 2 June 2023 (Friday) Dr Michael Jones £1,045
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