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.
A stained glass window in St. James Church commemorates the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III's forces of 10,000 met with Henry Tudor's forces of 5,000. Due to the Stanleys, who did some fence sitting with their forces of 6,000, the battle swayed nicely in Henry's direction, making him Henry VII.
The Coronation of Richard III on this day 6th July, 1483. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses