Battle of Bosworth Field

The Battle of Bosworth Field marked the end of the War of the Roses. The Battle was fought between the supporters of King Richard III and Henry Tudor. At Bosworth Field the Lancastrians, led by Henry Tudor, defeated Richard III who died during the course of the battle. As a result Henry Tudor became King Henry VII of England and Wales.

Bosworth Field is situated a few miles out of Leicester. From the battlefield Richard’s body was taken to the city and he is believed to be buried just outside the City walls. Henry VII secured the end of the War of the Roses after the battle by marrying Elizabeth of York, thus uniting the two warring factions and bringing an end to the conflict.

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