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Richard III’s Lost Chapel

Monday, October 07, 2013

YORK, ENGLAND—Archaeologists from the University of York have found worked stone and lead and glass from windows that could be parts of a memorial chapel that Richard III began to build in 1483 to honor the estimated 28,000 soldiers who died in Battle of Towton in 1461. But Richard III was killed two years later during the Battle of Bosworth field and the chapel was never completed. It fell into decline and had disappeared by the late 1500s.