3 Interesting and historical facts about Leicestershire.
Thomas Wolsey, Lord High Chancellor of England and Henry VIII's right-hand man (until he was arrested for treason) died on 29th November 1530 on his way to face charges. He was buried at Leicester Abbey, which was demolished around 1538, and although the Abbey foundations have been excavated in recent years, Wolsey's remains have never been found.
Leicestershire is the only historic county of England lacking a registered county flag. The coat of arms of Leicestershire County Council in flag form is often marketed as the county flag of Leicestershire, however it only represents the council, and their permission is required should you wish to fly it.
British thoroughbred racehorse 'Burrough Hill Lad' was named after the Leicestershire village Burrough on the Hill, by owner Stan Riley, who was born and raised in the village. After a run of victories in 1984 including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Hennessy Gold Cup, and the King George VI Chase, Burrough Hill Lad was considered to be one of the greatest racehorses in the history of the horse racing.