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Posts Tagged ‘Richard III’

The Wars of the Roses – The Final Thorny Exchange

The Battle of Bosworth Field, 1485; the end of 331 years of Plantagenet rule, and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. As if it were staged for a soap opera, it had everything from politics and treachery, to brutality and brinkmanship. If one chucks in a slain king whose body is found over five hundred…

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On this day 30th October, King Henry VII…

1485 – King Henry VII of England is crowned.  Henry won the throne when his forces defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth field.  He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. The war of the Roses and the 15th Century is a particularly favourite period of history for us.  

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