22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2016

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

The 22nd August is an important date in Tudor history as it is the anniversary of the battle which saw the end of Plantagenet rule and the start of a new royal dynasty: the House of Tudor. On this day in 1485, the forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor met at the Battle […]

22 August 1485 – Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2015

22 August 1485 – Battle of Bosworth

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, in rural Leicestershire near Market Bosworth, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other in a battle that would see the death of the King and the beginning of a new dynasty: the Tudor dynasty. You can read more about the battle […]

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2014

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

On 22nd August 1485, near Market Bosworth, in Leicestershire, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other. Richard III was killed in battle and Henry Tudor, son of the late Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and Lady Margaret Beaufort, became King Henry VII. You can read more about the battle in […]

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth: The Death of Richard III and the Accession of Henry VII

| August 22, 2013

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth: The Death of Richard III and the Accession of Henry VII

On this day in history, 22nd August 1485, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, son of the late Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and Lady Margaret Beaufort, met on a field near Market Bosworth in rural Leicestershire. Richard was killed in the battle and Henry was crowned King Henry VII, starting a […]

The Battle of Bosworth – 22 August 1485

| August 22, 2012

The Battle of Bosworth – 22 August 1485

Today is an important day in Tudor history because on this day in 1485 King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and his troops defeated by those of Henry Tudor. Henry Tudor, of course, became King Henry VII and started the Tudor dynasty. You can read more about the battle in the […]

18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2012

18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On the 18th January 1486 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Houses of Lancaster and York and establishing a new royal house: The House of Tudor. Henry Tudor had become King on the 22nd August 1485 when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. He was crowned King on the 30th […]

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2011

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, in rural Leicestershire near Market Bosworth, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other in a battle that would see the death of the King and the beginning of a new dynasty, the Tudor dynasty, which would have a major impact on […]

The True Location of the Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2010

The True Location of the Battle of Bosworth

There has been controversy for 25 years over the exact location of the Battle of Bosworth, the battle which saw the death of Richard III, the crowning of a new king, Henry VII, and the founding of a new dynasty, the House of Tudor. The controversy over the battle’s location was due to the conflicting […]