Bosworth

Henry Tudor (Henry VII), earl of Richmond, landed in Wales on August 7, 1485 to challenge Richard III for the crown. Richard moved to meet Henry's army south of the village of Market Bosworth. After the armies engaged, Lord Thomas Stanley and his brother Sir William switched sides and fought for Henry. The Yorkist forces were defeated, Richard was killed, and Henry ushered in the rule of the hosue of Tudor effectively ending the Wars of the Roses.

York Leadership: Richard III

Rebel Leadership: Henry VII

Size of forces: Yorks - 10,000 Henry Tudor - 5,000

Notable deaths Richard III

Location: 
England
Outcome: 
Victor: Henry Tudor
Campaign: 
Third Campaign
Start Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 1485
Start Year: 
1485
End Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 1485
End Year: 
1485
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