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History of Leicester Part 1

The Romans in Leicester

In part 2 of our series on the history of Leicester, we look at the Roman period, from 43 AD to their departure in the fourth century.  We look at how Leicester was founded in the Iron age and the impact that the Romans had on the development of the town.

The Romans in Leicester

Re-Internment of Richard III

Details released of King’s last journey

the rose-laying ceremony at the Battlefield Heritage Centre on August 22nd 2014, commemorating the Battle of Bosworth
the rose-laying ceremony at the Battlefield Heritage Centre on August 22nd 2014, commemorating the Battle of Bosworth

Details of the route and timings for the re-internment of the last of the Plantagenet kings has been announced.

King Richard to be laid to rest in 2015

What did the Romans ever cook for us?

Recreation of a Roman kitchen at the Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
Recreation of a Roman kitchen
at the Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester

Coming soon:  we look at food and cooking in Roman times when Leicester was under the control of the Roman army.

History of Leicester, Part 2.   Our second installment of the series on the history of Leicester will be out in the next few days with a comprehensive review of what we know about the Roman occupation of Leicester.

28th September 2014

Arts in visits Leicester Castle

Remains of the early castle seen in the walls of the later building
Remains of the early castle seen in the walls of the later building

Leicester Castle dates back, at least, to Norman times but very few people know much about it. We reveal some of its secrets.

8th September 2014

Find out about Leicester’s Heritage

at the heritage open days

Theatre

Bag Lady - Large

New at Leicester’s pub theatre

21st August 2014

History

Great Lady – call for recognition

Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians. Statue in the Guildhall courtyard.
Æthelflæd, the Lady of the Mercians.
Statue in the Guildhall courtyard.

Why has a petition been launched to honour a woman who did something rather wonderful for Leicester? Find out more.

7th August 2014

History

Date set of re-burial of Richard III

Portrait of King Richard III
Portrait of King Richard III

The remains of King Richard III are to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral on 26th March next year.

Read more about this and about the announcement of a royal patron.

2nd August 2014

Culture

Carnival 2014

Lead Dancer, Caribbean Carnival, 2014
Lead Dancer, Caribbean Carnival, 2014

Rain fails to damped the spirits of Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival.

Our report on Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival 2014 is up now.

1st August 2014

Theatre

New musical at Curve

Jak Skelly and Lola Mckinnon. Photo:  Pamela Raith photography
Jak Skelly and Lola Mckinnon.
Photo: Pamela Raith photography

New community musical at Curve gets standing ovation. Read our review.

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  1. Hola! I’ve been reading your website for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Tx!
    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!

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