Place:Greyfriars, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

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NameGreyfriars
TypeCemetery
Coordinates52.634007°N 1.136431°W
Located inLeicester, Leicestershire, England


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Greyfriars, Leicester, was a friary of the Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans, established on the west side of Leicester before 1230, and dissolved in 1538.[1] Following dissolution the friary was demolished and the site levelled, subdivided, and developed over the following centuries. The locality has retained the name Greyfriars particularly in the streets named "Grey Friars", and the older "Friar Lane".

The friary is best known as the burial place of King Richard III who was hastily buried in the friary church following his death at the Battle of Bosworth. A 2012/13 archaeological dig successfully identified the site of the Greyfriars church and the location of Richard's burial.

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