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Battle of Bosworth Field
Part of the Wars of the Roses
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Date 22 August 1485
Location In the area of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, England
Result Decisive Lancastrian victory
Participants
Yorkshire rose.svg King Richard III of England, House of York Lancashire rose.svg Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, Lancastrians French Mercenaries
Commanders and leaders
Richard III of England Earl of Richmond
Earl of Oxford
Strength
6,000 5,000

The Battle of Bosworth or Bosworth Field was an important battle during the Wars of the Roses in 15th century England. It was fought on 22 August 1485 between the Yorkist King Richard III, the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, and the Lancastrian Henry Tudor, 2nd Earl of Richmond, who wanted to become king. It ended in the defeat and death of Richard and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. Historically, the battle is thought to have marked the end of the Wars of the Roses, although further battles were fought in the years that followed as Yorkists unsuccessfully tried to become king again.

Shakespearian dramatization

The Battle of Bosworth is an important part of William Shakespeare's play Richard III. The action of the play ends with this battle.

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