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Library panels tell history of King Richard III


A SERIES of educational panels telling the history of King Richard III will be on display at a number of city libraries.

Leicester and Leicestershire Records Office has created the display, which tells the story of King Richard's life, from documents and information it holds in its records and archives.

The mobile exhibition will also feature a reading list for visitors wanting to find out more about the king's life and times in medieval England.

The display is at Leicester Central Library, in Bishop Street, until April 1. It will then be on show at the Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, from April to April 14, before moving to Beaumont Leys Library from April 16 to April 29.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "This mobile exhibition is a great way for people to find out more about this fascinating story, and such an important part of the city and county's history."

It is the latest event bringing to life the story of King Richard III in the city, following the dramatic news in February 2013 that human remains discovered beneath Greyfriars car park last summer were those of the Last Plantagenet King of England.

He was buried in the city following his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

A major exhibition, entitled Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King, is currently running at Leicester Guildhall.


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