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Bow Brdige and Richard III memorial plaques Mar 20, 2016
Bow Bridge is related to King Richard III, it was the place where he left Leicester in 1485 and was last seen alive before the battle. It is said that an old woman predicted that - after Richard hit the bridge with his spurs on the way to Bosworth - his head will hit the bridge at the same spot on the way back. According to the legend, the head of dead Richard did so.

For many centuries, it was believed that his remains were thrown from the bridge into the river after the dissolution of the monasteries. A plaque was erected to commemorate this. This, however, was proven wrong later on and a second plaque, saying that this is not true, was placed next to it. In 1862, the Medieval bridge was replaced with a Victorian structure. Beside the plaques, there is also a road named after him next to the bridge.
Richard III road sign, Leicester
Bow Bridge, Leicester
Richard III memorial plaque, Bow B…
Richard III memorial plaque, Bow B…
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