Relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field, where the Yorkist king was defeated, and the Tudor dynasty began.

Relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field, where the Yorkist king was defeated, and the Tudor dynasty began.

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The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty.  **Ancestors fought in this battle**

The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. **Ancestors fought in this battle**

A stained glass window in St. James Church commemorates the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III's forces of 10,000 met with Henry Tudor's forces of 5,000. Due to the Stanleys, who did some fence sitting with their forces of 6,000, the battle swayed nicely in Henry's direction, making him Henry VII.

A stained glass window in St. James Church commemorates the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III's forces of 10,000 met with Henry Tudor's forces of 5,000. Due to the Stanleys, who did some fence sitting with their forces of 6,000, the battle swayed nicely in Henry's direction, making him Henry VII.

Battle of Bosworth Field. Illustration by Peter Jackson. "His courage also high and fierce, which failed him not in the very death". - Polydor Vergil, Historian, 1520

Battle of Bosworth Field. Illustration by Peter Jackson. "His courage also high and fierce, which failed him not in the very death". - Polydor Vergil, Historian, 1520

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bosworth field | ... Bosworth Field here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bosworth

bosworth field | ... Bosworth Field here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bosworth

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From Shadow of Night, chapter 18: "'I'm not going into Hubbard's den and arguing the geography of the city with him again', Gallowglass said, slapping his gloves against his thigh. 'He didn't agree when you made this argument so you could station the brotherhood in the Tower after we arrived to help the Lancastrians in 1485, and he's not going to agree to it now.'".

From Shadow of Night, chapter 18: "'I'm not going into Hubbard's den and arguing the geography of the city with him again', Gallowglass said, slapping his gloves against his thigh. 'He didn't agree when you made this argument so you could station the brotherhood in the Tower after we arrived to help the Lancastrians in 1485, and he's not going to agree to it now.'".

Treachery: what really brought down Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth | History Extra

Treachery: what really brought down Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth | History Extra

August 22, 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.

August 22, 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.

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Medieval processional cross from the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field;  found about 1778 on the battle site in Leicestershire where, in 1485, Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor.

Medieval processional cross from the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field; found about 1778 on the battle site in Leicestershire where, in 1485, Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor.

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