About Fotheringhay Castle
Birthplace of Richard III and site of the trial and execution of Mary Queen of Scots, this Norman motte and bailey castle is now a ruin – in fact very little is left of it today.
Fortheringhay Castle is easily accessable during daylight hours, and should delight those interested in medieval history, the Wars of the Roses and Elizabethan politics
The Bosworth Field Visitor Centre is a good starting point for exploring the site of this famous clash from Wars of the Roses.
The Battle of Bosworth Field of 1485 resulted in the death of King Richard III and ascension of Henry VII to the throne.
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