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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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Though 32-year-old Richard III was badly injured during the battle at Bosworth Field, the most fatal attack came after he dismounted from his horse and removed his helmet, suggests analysis by forensic experts.
(Both the deposed boy king and his brother disappeared--their murder remains a mystery.) Henry Tudor seized the moment to stake his own claim to the throne, and the hard-fought battle of Bosworth Field ended with Richard III dead and Henry Tudor--now Henry VII--king.
With the Tudors on the throne after the War of the Roses ended that day on Bosworth Field, there was no way that an aspiring playwright and poet, who wanted to keep his head on his shoulders a" literally, given the punishment for treason at the time a" would write as much as a positive comma about poor old Richard III.
Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.
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.
Contemporary sources say Richard's body was brought to Leicester after the king was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
Bosworth Field is around 14 miles (25 km) away from Leicester in central England and Richard is one of just a few English kings whose final resting place is unknown.
About two-thirds are revised and edited versions of material from two earlier ABC-CLIO publications (Bosworth Field to Bloody Mary: An Encyclopedia of the Early Tudors (2003) and the Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, and American (1999).
FLAG DAY RUSSIA 1485: The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was butchered as he tried to reach usurper Henry Tudor.
Harry Levin's "Two Tents on Bosworth Field: Richard III, V.iii, iv, v," reads very much like a lecture on Shakespeare's history plays, on Richard III, and on the flexibility of the stage that allowed Shakespeare to achieve his effects.
He wrote a drama for James I, The Theatre of Apollo (1625); a poem about the Battle of Bosworth Field (fought in 1485) and other poems to James I and Charles I; and elegies on the poet's friends and relatives, published posthumously.
Richard was defeated and killed at the battle of Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor, earl of Richmond (later Henry VII).