The battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). 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.
About the Author
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.
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