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Fragment of the 500-year-flag that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for £5,000

Relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field, where the Yorkist king was defeated, and the Tudor dynasty began.


Aug 22nd, 1485- Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, making Henry VII King of England; the Tudor dynasty begins. IMAGE: A stained glass from St. James Church, Sutton Cheney showing Richard III and Henry VII facing one another at Bosworth Field. Photo by John Taylor via Wikimedia Commons.


Battle of Bosworth Field. Illustration by Peter Jackson. "His courage also high and fierce, which failed him not in the very death". - Polydor Vergil, Historian, 1520


A stained glass window in St. James Church commemorates the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III's forces of 10,000 met with Henry Tudor's forces of 5,000. Due to the Stanleys, who did some fence sitting with their forces of 6,000, the battle swayed nicely in Henry's direction, making him Henry VII.


Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.


The battle of Blackheath was the culmination of the Cornish rebellion led by Lord Audley, Michael Joseph and Thomas Flamank, in the summer of 1497. EXCERPT:' Henry VII had imposed taxes to pay for his conflict with James IV of Scotland. Not only did the Cornish regard that war far off in the north as nothing to do with them, but they believed the tax violated rights and privileges granted to them by Edward I .'