Bosworth 1485


Bosworth marked the end of the reign of Richard III and the rise of the Tudor dynasty.

Bosworth Field saw the two great dynasties of the day clash on the battlefield: the reigning House of York, led by Richard III, against the rising House of Tudor, led by Henry Tudor, soon to become Henry VII.

On August 22, 1485, this penultimate battle in the War of the Roses was fought with the might of the Yorkists ranged against Henry Tudor’s small army. This book describes how these two great armies came to meet on the battlefield and how the tactics employed by Tudor and his captains eventually led to the defeat and the death of King Richard III.

Through quotes and maps, the text explores the unfolding action of the battle and puts the reader on the frontline. If you truly want to understand what happened and why — read the Battle Story.

About the Author

Mike Ingram

Posted by Dundurn Guest on June 30, 2015

Mike Ingram

Mike Ingram is a military historian, lecturer and battlefield guide. He has a Masters degree in ‘Britain in World War Two’ from the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and the Battlefield Trust.