Gallery 6: Leicestershire – Castles and Parks

The Wars of the Roses, Richard III and the often violent clashes between competing factions for the English throne has often located in this delightful county. This is reflected in these pictures of the castles at Kirby Muxloe and Ashby-de-le-Zouch, Bradgate Park and the Cathedral in Leicester itself where Richard III.

Though never completed, Kirby Muxloe is a beautiful and picturesque moated castle:

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The castle at Ashby-de-la-Zouch relates to Kirby Muxloe, and was also a subject for JMW Turner’s sketchbooks:

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Catherine, queen for only six days, came from what is now Bradgate, and the deer park continues to be a delightful weekend retreat:

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Stock photography by Philip Chapman at Alamy

Leicester Cathedral, though not as huge as some, is fascinating for its light and stained glass windows, and now for Richard III:

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If you wish to source stock photography please click the ‘Alamy’ logo where I am gradually uploading many images.

Contact Phil at philtheclick@gmail.com

Stock photography by Philip Chapman at Alamy

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