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1485 Bof Bosworth field -A painting of the original Battle of Bosworth field 1485

A pyramidal stone structure stands in a small clearing surrounded by small trees…

A pyramidal stone structure stands in a small clearing surrounded by small trees and bushes. The structure, enclosed by a fence, has an opening in the front.

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.

Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 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 Yorkis

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.

This is a one-sheet poster I did for Radical Publishing's Assassins a while back. A highly fictional and fantastical take on the medieval Crusades, its shows Richard the Lionheart and Saladin .

Battle of Bosworth Field (Illustration by Peter Jackson).  Henry Tudor would defeat Richard III and be crowned as Henry VII.

Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth (Original) (Signed) art by Peter Jackson at The Illustration Art Gallery

Battle scene with many figures. A knight atop a charger and wielding a lance unhorses another knight. Two unhorsed knights battle. Infantry advances from the right, led by a man with raised sword. Bodies litter the ground.

The Battle of Bosworth ended the reign of Richard III and led to Henry Tudor becoming the first of the Tudor monarchs.

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 met with Henry Tudor's forces of

The red and gold remnant of the battle standard dates back to the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485

Fragment of the 500-year-flag that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for £5,000

Richard III Standard Relic 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.

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. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English and Welsh history.

The Tudor Rose: 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.

Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, King Henry VII 1457–1509. Born to the 13-year-old Margaret Beaufort. His father, Edmund Tudor, died 3 months before his birth. Gained the throne when he defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. Married Richard's niece Elizabeth. Successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after ending the Wars of the Roses. Succeeded by his son, Henry…

Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, King Henry VII Born to the Margaret Beaufort. His father, Edmund Tudor, died 3 months before his birth. Gained the throne when he defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485

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.

Aug 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.

Lord Stanley, husband of Margaret Beaufort, presenting Richard III's crown to Henry Tudor, ending the War of the Roses.

Battle between King Richard III and the future King Henry VII, near Bosworth. This battle ended the Wars of the Roses, and indeed the medieval period in English history and literature.

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