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View over the Battle of Bosworth - Nr. Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 35.861 W 001° 24.523
30U E 607777 N 5828707
Quick Description: An information board at a viewpoint on the Battle of Bosworth Trail.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/13/2016 1:50:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMRNKR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
Views: 3

Long Description:
An information board at a viewpoint on the Battle of Bosworth Trail. The plaques outline the landscape of the period and a brief outline of the battle (readable from the gallery pictures).

"The Battle of Bosworth Field (or Battle of Bosworth) was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it a defining moment of English and Welsh history."

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Type of Historic Marker: Information boards

Age/Event Date: 8/22/1485

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