Bosworth 1485

Last charge of the Plantagenets

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Bosworth 1485

Last charge of the Plantagenets

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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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published 15 Nov 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855328631
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 68 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 66
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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