Bosworth 1485

Bosworth 1485

Last charge of the Plantagenets

Campaign 66
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 66
  • Publication Date: 15 Nov 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328631
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses. Guiding the reader from the campaign's origins to its aftermath, and covering the commanders and forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, this is a complete treatment of one of the most important events in English history. Shakespeare was to immortalize the battle and Richard's death in Richard III, and the life and reign of the last Plantagenet have sparked centuries of debate. Christopher Gravett cuts through myth and propaganda as he clearly details the course of this pivotal campaign.

Biographical Note

Chris Gravett is assistant curator of armour at the Tower Armouries, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17 Knights at Tournament, Warrior 1 Norman Knight 950-1204 AD and Campaign 13 Hastings 1066. Graham Turner was born in Harrow in 1964, the son of the respected aviation artist Michael Turner, with whom he also shares an interest in motorsport illustration. Graham has been a freelance artist since 1984; specialising in historical and military subjects, particularly of the medieval period, and has illustrated several Osprey titles including Campaign 44 Pavia 1525, Warrior 20 The British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, Men-at-Arms 310 German Medieval Armies 1000-1300 and 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098. He lives with his wife and two children in Buckinghamshire.

Contents

Introduction
Origins of the Campaign
The Commanders: Ricardians
The Commanders: Rebels
Opposing Forces: King Richard's Army
Opposing Forces: The Army of Henry Tudor
Rebellion
The Invasion
The March to Bosworth
The Battle
Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Chronology
Further Reading

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