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Even though this cross may not have a direct connection to a specific Tudor, it has witnessed the start of it all: the Battle of Bosworth Field. It was found as late as 1778 on Bosworth Field itself. The cross is made of gilded bronze and has been decorated with a "sunburst symbol" which was a badge of the York-family - this makes it quite possible that it was carried by Richard's supporters.

Medieval processional cross from the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field; found about 1778 on the battle site in Leicestershire where, in Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor.

Battlefield map. Three white boxes are across the top; arrows extend downward from the left two, labelled "Norfolk" and "Richard III", but not from the right one, "Northumberland". Two red boxes are at mid-left: the smaller is "Henry", and the larger, "Oxford" has an arrow going right and then reversing up. Two stationary blue boxes near the bottom are labelled "Lord Stanley" and "William Stanley".

Late battle (a scenario based on historical interpretations): Richard led a small group of men around the main battle and charged Henry, who was moving towards the Stanleys. William Stanley rode to Henry's rescue.

Richard III at the Blue Boar Inn by John Fulleylove. Richard III left Leicester on 21 August 1485 and died in the battle the following day.

Richard III painting sold at auction

Victorian painting of Richard III leaving the Blue Boar Inn in Leistershire the day before he was killed at Bosworth Field. Richard's own emblem was the white boar.

"Richard" by Carol Ann Duffy, poet laureate, was read by the actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the service of reinterment for King Richard III.

Richard III, one of history's most infamous kings, was reburied in Leicester…

Bratach Sidhe, the Fairy Flag of the Macleods, which is preserved in Dunvegan Castle on Skye, and is supposed to bring victory to the clan in battle.

Rare appearance of flag with a bloody history

Fragment of the that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for

Full ass it.

Don't half-ass anything. Whatever you do, always use your full ass.

The skull of Richard III, found this year, after an astonishing 528 years underground in an unmarked grave now covered by a parking lot. Killed in battle, he was 32 years old when he died. He was the last Plantagenet king and his death in battle began the Tudor reign.

It IS Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm 15th century king's body has been found under a car park in Leicester

The skull of the skeleton found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester, potentially that of King Richard III. Copyright: University of Leicester.

Artist’s reconstruction of the east end of the Grey Friars Church. Credit: Jill Atherton

Artist’s reconstruction of the east end of the Grey Friars Church in the late Century by Jill Atherton

The white boar badge of Richard III as pendant to a Yorkist livery collar on the tomb monument of Sir Ralph Fitzherbert (died 1483).

The white boar badge of Richard III as pendant to a Yorkist livery collar on the tomb monument of Sir Ralph Fitzherbert (died

Sophie of Hanover, daughter of Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and daughter of King James I

Sophie of Hanover, daughter of Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and daughter of King James. She would have been the Queen of United Kingdom, if she was not died

Coronation Chair, Westminster Abbey  Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair.

Visitors Look At the Coronation Chair In Westminster Abbey

Coronation Chair, Westminster Abbey Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. Supposedly the actual Stone of Scone is still beneath it, but who knows.

Frieze depicting Lady Jane Grey accepting the English crown. At Middlesex Guildhall, London.

Frieze depicting Lady Jane Grey accepting the English crown. At Middlesex Guildhall, London. [My Great Grandmother. Sir William Keith of Inverugie; through daughter, Countess Margaret Keith of Marischal.

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