The Richard 111 statue was was donated to the city by the Richard III Society in 1980.It was originally set up in Castle Gardens in Leicester where the sword was stolen several times.

In 2015 the statue was moved near Leicester Cathedral not far from where the remains of the King were buried and taken to their final resting place in the Cathedral.

James made many visits to Bosworth and the battlefield and researched the armour in the Wallace Collection, ensuring it befitted the King, a formidable fighter, on horseback.