Relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field, where the Yorkist king was defeated, and the Tudor dynasty began.
Richard III of England was King for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 In August 1485 there was another rebellion against Richard, headed by Henry Tudor. Richard fell in the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last English king to die in battle (and the only king to die in battle on English soil since Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066).
Richard III Excavation King Richard's Last Battle This 1864 engraving depicts Richard III (center) at the Battle of Bosworth Field, where the king was defeated and killed.
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 Red and gold remnant believed to be from the then Henry Tudor's standard The future Henry VII defeated Richard III at the bloody fight in 1485 The flag hung by the tomb of Henry's standard bearer Sir Robert Harcourt It was passed down through the Northamptonshire family now selling it Auctioneer Charles Hanson said: 'Incredible find from important battle'