The present Bow Bridge stands on the site of an ancient structure. It was over this bridge that Richard III left Leicester to lead his army against Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1385.
A legend says that he struck a spur on a large stone on his way to the battle and that the head of his naked body struck the same stone on his return to the city as a corpse slung over a horse in the train of the victorious Henry Tudor. Richard's body, after being placed on public display was buried at Greyfriars Leicester but legend says that the body exhumed and was thrown into the River Soar off the Bow Bridge. Booth sites carry plaques and the debate over Richard's final resting place continue to this day. Photograph taken 0n 12th April 2011.