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 following articles:

You can also see photos from our Executed Queens Tour day trip to Bosworth Battlefield here.

Also on this day in history…

  • 1553 – Execution of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, on Tower Hill for his part in putting his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, on the throne in place of Mary I.
    He was buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, at the Tower of London, and is thought to lie under the Chancel floor next to Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, and between Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Northumberland’s friends, Sir John Gates and Sir Thomas Palmer, were also executed on this day in 1553 for supporting Northumberland.

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