Category Archives: Richard III & Medieval Leicester

Blogs about Medieval Leicester

All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire

All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire was a small family church in the grounds of Harewood House in West Yorkshire and is now only occasionally used and is looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust. In many ways it … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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The Bosworth Experience – More Than Just a Battle

It’s refreshing after having been to two excellent battlefield centres in Scotland to visit another in Leicestershire which offers medieval architecture as well as armour. The Battle of Bosworth (22nd August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars … Continue reading

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3D Printing a Medieval Chantry Chapel

It’s easy to forget that some of the most long-lived and durable assets in heritage interpretation are traditional physical models. Architectural models have long been used to convey the appearance, spatial sequences, structure and other aspects of buildings and they … Continue reading

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DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

To celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Opens New Heritage Centre

In a landmark event, De Montfort University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard opened the University’s new heritage center in its Hawthorne building today. Occupying a space which includes the remains of two of the original arches of the medieval chantry … Continue reading

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Digitally Reconstructing a Lanacastrian Chantry Chapel

The first results of our MA Arch students’ research into using medieval architectural design methods are emerging with a new digital reconstruction of the lost Chantry Chapel of St Mary of the Annunciation in Leicester. This building which once stood … Continue reading

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King Richard III – The Lost Tomb and the Church of the Greyfriars

Over the past few months here at the Digital Building heritage Group we’ve been working on a high quality CGI animation for the new King Richard III visitor center in Leicester, UK. The remains of King Richard III  (2 October 1452 – … Continue reading

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Norbury Church, medieval tombs and the White Boar badge worn by Sir Ralph Fitzherbert

A long planned visit was made today to the Church of St Mary and St Barlock (an Irish Saint) in Norbury in Derbyshire, UK. This delightful village church contains a number of medieval tombs and memorials not least of which … Continue reading

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Grave Addiction

The oldest building on De Montfort University’s campus in the centre of Leicester is Trinity House, the building in which De Montfort University’s vice chancellor is based. It was originally built as the Trinity Hospital, established in 1330-1 to “the … Continue reading

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