Bosworth 1485

Bosworth 1485 : The Psychology of a Battle

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On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show that Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized formore than500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries and a new account of the battle action, the author turns Shakespeare on its head, painting an entirely fresh picture of the dramatic life and death of Richard III, England's most infamous monarch."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • NPI Media Group
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 75 b&w illustrations, 25 colour illustrations
  • 0752423347
  • 9780752423340

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"a very exciting re-interpretation of the battle which totally tranforms our undestanding of what actuallty happened on that fateful day."show more

About Michael K. Jones

Michael K. Jones is the author of "King's Mother: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby," and a contributor to "Richard III: A Medieval Kingship."show more

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