Bosworth 1485: Last Charge of the Plantagenets by Christopher GravettBosworth 1485: Last Charge of the Plantagenets by Christopher Gravett

Bosworth 1485: Last Charge of the Plantagenets

byChristopher GravettIllustratorGraham Turner

Paperback | November 15, 1999

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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.
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.
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Title:Bosworth 1485: Last Charge of the PlantagenetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.73 × 7.25 × 0.2 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855328631

ISBN - 13:9781855328631

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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

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The custody struggle for the crown of England, known to history as the War of the Roses, entered its final stage one crisp 15th-century morning. The latest in a long and bloody chain of battles and massacres, the Battle of Bosworth saw King Richard III and Henry Tudor meet for the last time in the clash that would cost the former his life and place the latter firmly on the throne. Enhanced by an abundance of colour and black-and-white illustrations, Bosworth 1485: Last Charge of the Plantagenetts paints an objective and revealing portrait of the day’s events and their far-reaching repercussions.