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Bosworth Field,

Leicestershire, central England. It was the scene of the battle (1485) at which Richard IIIRichard III,
1452–85, king of England (1483–85), younger brother of Edward IV. Created duke of Gloucester at Edward's coronation (1461), he served his brother faithfully during Edward's lifetime—fighting at Barnet and Tewkesbury and later invading Scotland.
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 was killed and the crown was passed to his opponent, the earl of Richmond (Henry VIIHenry VII,
1457–1509, king of England (1485–1509) and founder of the Tudor dynasty. Claim to the Throne

Henry was the son of Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond, who died before Henry was born, and Margaret Beaufort, a descendant of Edward III through John
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), first of the TudorsTudor,
royal family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Its founder was Owen Tudor, of a Welsh family of great antiquity, who was a squire at the court of Henry V and who married that king's widow, Catherine of Valois.
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Bosworth Field

English history the site, two miles south of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, of the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (August 1485). Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned king as Henry VII
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A re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth (main) and left Dr Iestyn Jones |
Richard was from the House of York family; Leicester was just the place he stayed the night before the Battle of Bosworth and buried afterward.
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The Battle of Bosworth was fought early on the morning of August 22, 1485.
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Henry VII, a Tudor, defeated Richard Plantagenet in the famous Battle of Bosworth and he would be the last king to die on the battlefield.
The car park is in Leicester, where it is believed the body of Richard was taken after he died at the Battle of Bosworth 30 miles away.