Bosworth 1485

Bosworth 1485 : The Psychology of a Battle

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Michael 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 for more than 500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries, plus a new account of the battle itself, 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 monarchshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 10mm | 690g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • NPI Media Group
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 103ill.(31col.).
  • 0752428209
  • 9780752428208
  • 1,706,165

Review quote

A brilliant rethinking of Richard III, whose reign ended at the bloody Battle of Bosworth, the decisive fight in the Wars of the Roses. Anyone interested in military history will appreciate this vivid and well-written reconsideration of a major military encounter, while those with an interest in the English monarchy will value this new light cast on a notably dim figure. An exciting reinterpretation that transforms our understanding of what happened on that fateful day.--A. J. Pollard, PhD, author of 'The Wars of the Roses' An admirable, revisionist update on a widely misunderstood king. Most exciting. A remarkable tale. Extraordinary. Jones account of the battle and the major figures involved is sober, sometimes provocative, taking full advantage of the recent archeological revelations, including the discovery of the remains of Richard III. He recounts the actual battle in easily understood terms for laymen and offers unusual insights into the role of foreign fighters. A well-done reexamination of the conflict that truly altered the course of history." An insightful and rich study of the Battle of Bosworth. No longer need Richard play the villain. An entirely new analysis of Bosworth. A lively read. British historian Jones draws on the discovery of King Richard III's bones and other archeological finds to provide new information on the Bosworth site in this update to his study of the battle that ended the Plantagenet dynasty in England. The result is a classic example of psycho-history. Jones' account of the battle and the major figures involved is sober, sometimes provocative, taking full advantage of the recent archeological revelations, including the discovery of the remains of Richard III. He recounts the actual battle in easily understood terms for laymen and offers unusual insights into the role of foreign fighters. A well-done reexamination of the conflict that truly altered the course of history.show more