Richard III's Standard Bearer at the Battle of Bosworth..Sir Percival Thirlwall proudly carries the standard of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August, 1485. Sir Percival would hold onto the Standard until the last, as described in the Ballad of Bosworth Fielde
1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet. | Richard III's skull
King Richard's standard bearer Sir Percival Thirlwall, so loyal he held onto the White Boar standard until the very end, gallantly holding i...
Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. 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, and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the central character of a well-known play by William Shakespeare.