On this day in history, 22nd August 1485, the forces of the returned exile Henry Tudor met those of King Richard III in battle in rural Leicestershire.

Henry Tudor’s forces were victorious and Richard III was killed. Henry Tudor became King Henry VII and the Tudor period began.

Let me explain what happened on this day in 1485, and how Henry Tudor was victorious even though Richard III came into battle with a huge advantage…

You can find out more about the lead-up to Bosworth, the battle and what happened afterwards in Nathen Amin’s talk on the Tudor Society website – click here.

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