Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

“Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” is a new exhibition that allows visitors to delve deeper into the Wars of The Roses and discover the stories behind the Houses of York and Lancaster, the key characters, battles and events.

Long-considered as one of the most turbulent and complex times in British history, the Wars of the Roses were a tangled web of monarchy merry-go-rounds, land grabbing nobles, and some of the bloodiest battles fought on English soil.

“Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” provides a highly visual introduction to the tumultuous times that surrounded King Richard III as he rose to power and has been designed to set the scene for the rest of the award-winning attraction.

A timeline enables visitors to follow all of the significant events, including births, deaths, marriages and battles and a giant family tree plots who did what, where, when and to whom.

The battle wall details the key battles in the Wars of The Roses, revealing the strategies and individuals involved in them. There is also a house of cards featuring key players in the bloody battles and political manoeuvring that can be walked around.

The new exhibition has been developed in response to visitors asking for more detailed information about England before King Richard III was on the throne and specifically the Wars of The Roses and will (hopefully!) help visitors understand more about those changing times.

“Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” is included in admission to the Visitor Centre.