On this day in 2015, the mortal remains of King Richard III began a journey back to the place of his death at Bosworth Field, before returning to Leicester for reburial four days later in the cathedral.
A single bell tolled as his coffin was carried into the cathedral, the main door flanked by mounted knight re-enactors in a guard of honour.
Over the next several days, thousands queued for hours to pay their respects to King Richard as he lay in state, and attended a series of services in advance of his reburial.
In a small commemoration of that momentous week, the ebook of ‘The Order of the White Boar’ will be on a countdown promotion on Amazon, starting at £0.99/$0.99, from 8 a.m. (UK time) on Friday 23rd March. The offer will be available until Monday 26th (though, being a ‘countdown deal’, the price will increase gradually through the weekend).
‘The Order’ tells the story of King Richard in happier times, during 1482-3, through the eyes of his page, Matthew Wansford. The story continues in ‘The King’s Man’ (out soon), taking it through to those sad days at Bosworth and Leicester in 1485 – and beyond.
Please share and RT about the promo to bring King Richard’s story to as many as possible. All shares/RTs will be entered into a prize draw for a signed paperback of ‘The King’s Man’, to be drawn on its publication date (to be confirmed).