Bosworth Field


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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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But Ros Smith, a PhD student at the University of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences, believes Richard III might not have met his end at Bosworth Field, if it had not been for the storms of October 1483.
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CLUES Glenn Foard of the Battlefields Trust looks at a collection of cannonballs found at the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field.
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Coleshill Manor is the former country seat of the WingfieldDigby family who became Lords of the Manor of Coleshill in recognition of their support for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CAR PARK Channel 4, 9pm This documentary looks at the search for the final resting place of Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
Sponsored walkers from the two centres in Nuneaton and Atherstone stepped out to take part in the Walk the World event at Bosworth Field, in Market Bosworth.
Also on This Day: 1642: The Civil War began inEngland; 1485: Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field fighting Henry VII; 1864: The International Red Cross was founded; 1892: Birth of England and Surrey cricketer Percy Fender who scored a century v Northants in a record 35 minutes in 1926; 1893: Birth of American wit and writer Dorothy Parker; 1922: British nationalist leader Michael Collins killed in an ambush; 1932: The first regular BBC television service began.
In 1485, Long Mountain became the muster point of the forces of Henry Tudor - later King Henry VII - and his famous Welsh military commander Sir Rhys ap Thomas before their march to Bosworth Field where they defeated King Richard III.
Sustrans is creating the route through Nuneaton and Bedworth, out through Weddington and across to Bosworth Field.
Also on This Day: 1642: The Civil War began in England; 1485: Richard III killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field fighting the forces of Henry VII; 1818: Death of Warren Hastings, first governor-general of India; 1862: Birth of French composer Claude Debussy; 1864: The International Red cross was founded; 1892: Birth of England & Surrey cricketer Percy Fender who scored a century v Northamptonshire in a record 35 minutes in 1926; 1893: Birth of American wit and writer Dorothy Parker 1932: The first regular BBC television service began.