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.
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
Silver gilt boar which was the badge of Richard III and would've been worn by someone of high status. It was discovered on the site of the Battle of Bosworth, experts say it was in the precise spot that Richard III lost his horse was fighting for his life
June 27, 1985: During Princess Diana’s visit to the site of the Battle Of Bosworth Field, in Leicestershire, with Prince Charles to mark the 500th anniversary of the historic battle, where King Richard III lost his life in a bloody battle, on August 22nd 1485. Diana and Charles witnessed a re-enactment of the famous battle, that was the last in the ‘War Of The Roses’ when King Richard III’s armies were defeated by the might of Henry Tudor and his army. After a daring display of medieval…
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'.