Aug 22nd, 1485- Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field. Photo by John Taylor via Wikimedia Commons.
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.
Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.