Battle of Bosworth Field
King Richard, III - King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485, at the age of 32, in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of the historical play Richard III by William Shakespeare.
The sealed tomb of King Richard III has been unveiled in Leicester Cathedral. The two-tonne block of pale Swaledale fossil limestone bears a deeply incised cross, while the darker plinth has his name, dates, motto and coat of arms. The last Plantagenet king was killed at Bosworth in 1485 and remains were found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012.
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Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, King Henry VII 1457–1509. Born to the 13-year-old Margaret Beaufort. His father, Edmund Tudor, died 3 months before his birth. Gained the throne when he defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. Married Richard's niece Elizabeth. Successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after ending the Wars of the Roses. Succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.
Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.
The Battle of Bosworth (22 August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Lancaster leader, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory in this battle became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.