This pretty little market town lies deep in the heart of
Leicestershire’s rich countryside. The nearby Bosworth Field is renowned
as the site for the decisive battle of the ‘War of the Roses’, between
Richard III and Henry Tudor; who defeated Richard to become Henry VII of
Richard III stayed the night at the White Boar Inn in
Market Bosworth, preceding the Battle of Bosworth, and hid £300 in a
false bottom of his bed. As he was
killed in battle the next day no one returned to collect it, so it
remained undiscovered until the reign of Elizabeth l. The then landlord
discovered the money and became rich, but ironically, following the
landlord’s death, his widow was then murdered on account of her wealth.
The surrounding streets are filled with pretty thatched cottages and
Georgian houses and in the town there is an award winning fish and chip
shop, excellent tea shop, and many old pubs and coaching inns.