battle of Bosworth

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


Richard III's usurpation of the throne of Edward V was challenged by Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII. Henry landed at Milford Haven. Richard concentrated his forces at Leicester where he could watch events. The armies met on 22 August near Market Bosworth. Richard chose a strong position on Ambien hill, but his considerable superiority in numbers was offset by the defection of Lord Stanley. Richard was cut down fighting on foot and his body slung on horseback for burial at Grey Friars, in Leicester.

Subjects: History.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.