Battle of Bosworth Field

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The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought on the 22nd of August 1485 when Richard III, a Yorkist, fought a pitched battle with the Lancastrian contender for his crown, Henry Tudor. Herny Tudor had landed in Wales with a small force in an attempt to claim the throne of England. Richard III had fought similar battles with Lancastrian usurpers in the past, but this one would be his last. Richard III was killed on the field and the battle proved to be decisive in ending the long-running mediaeval series of English wars known as the Wars of the Roses.

Henry Tudor's victory in this battle led to his being crowned as Henry VII, and the long reign of the Tudor dynasty in England.