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    Sir Percival Thirlwall, standard bearer to King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 (Pegaso Models). Legend has it that Percival held the banner aloft even after having his legs cut out from under him. It didn't help the Yorkists in the end, though, as they were defeated and the reign of the Tudors began.

    Richard III battle standard,Bosworth field

    The War of the Roses began in 1455 when the reign of King Henry VI of the House of Lancaster was challenged by Richard, Duke of York. Richard claimed the king's grandfather Henry IV had usurped the throne from the rightful king Richard II in 1399.

    Jane Seymour's (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress. You can King Henry's wedding outfit too.

    Richard III Society. Richard III by Andrew Jamieson

    A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

    King Richard III

    Middleham (Home to King Richard III)

    Monarchs like Henry VII (who united the house of York and Lancaster in 1485) justified their reign and lineage through the most grounded and respectable figure British history had to offer--King Arthur. ALSO the slander of all things Plantagenet..starting with Richard III.

    King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England

    Penny of Richard III of England (b. 1452 - d. 1485) ~ Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty

    THIS BEAUTIFUL TAPESTRY DEPICTS THE SCENE ON THE FIELD OF THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH IN 1485 - WITH THE KNEELING SIR THOMAS STANLEY II WHO WAS KING OF MANN PRESENTING HIS STEPSON HENRY TUDOR WITH THE CROWN OF ENGLAND THAT HE HAD RETRIEVED FROM THE DEAD RICHARD III - FOR HIS SUPPORT AND LOYALTY HE WAS CREATED EARL OF DERBY BY THE NEW KING HENRY VII

    Battle of Bosworth 1485

    The replica of the helmet and crown worn by King Richard III in the battle he died.

    The skeleton of King Richard III, who ruled for 26 months in the mid-15th century, and was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond claimed the throne as Henry VII

    'battle of nations' - armored fighters in medieval combat - mike kucharzyk of flora illinois - photo by fred r. conroy [knight in shining armor]

    Richard III

    Knights Hospitaller | Knight Hospitaller, 1203~1204 (Pegaso Models. 90mm) | planetFigure ...

    Plantagenet/Tudor Family Tree, from Edward III through Elizabeth (I). so cool

    Richard III 1483-1485 Because of the controversy over his two nephews the "Princes in the Tower" Richard was not popular. He was however a very skilled and brave King. Richard III was the last King to die in battle, being defeated by his cousin Henry Tudor at the famous battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was the last of the Plantagenet Kings.