Purchased in a vintage shop a few years ago, this sweet lace garment came with an intriguing label made from an old Players cigarette card featuring Richard lll.
Today, the mortal remains of this controversial King have been interned on consecrated ground in Leicester Cathedral in the county of my birth. Thousands of people from all over the world have travelled to accord the King the dignity and honour denied him in death. Slaughtered at Bosworth Field, less than 10 miles from where I grew up and 500 years after the Wars of the Roses, his coffin was scattered with soil from Fotheringhay Castle, where the King was born, Middleham Castle in Yorkshire where he grew up, and Bosworth field where he died.
The body of the last King of England to have died in battle and whose bones were discovered underneath a car park in Leicester, has finally been laid to rest.
King Richard lll