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The battles which were fought during The Wars of The Roses~ 1455: The First Battle of St Albans 1460: Battle of Northampton 1460: The Battle of Wakefield 1471: Battle of Barnet 1471: Battle of Tewkesbury 1485: Battle of Bosworth Field

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Aug 22nd, 1485- Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field. Photo by John Taylor via Wikimedia Commons.


Battle of Bosworth Field. Illustration by Peter Jackson. "His courage also high and fierce, which failed him not in the very death". - Polydor Vergil, Historian, 1520

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Fragment of the 500-year-flag that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for £5,000

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Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Richard III at royal reburial

Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Elizabeth II stated, ''Today, we recognise a king who lived through turbulent times and whose Christian faith sustained him in life and death." She expressed her wish that Richard, slain at 32 in August 1485, would 'now lie in peace in the city of Leicester in the heart of England'.


Richard III's Standard Bearer at the Battle of Bosworth..Sir Percival Thirlwall proudly carries the standard of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August, 1485. Sir Percival would hold onto the Standard until the last, as described in the Ballad of Bosworth Fielde