A Student of History

April 23, 2007

Battle of Bosworth Field–where is it?

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 3:30 pm

From an article here:

A silver eagle unearthed by archaeologists could help settle a long-standing debate about one of the most important battles in English history.More than 500 years after the Battle of Bosworth Field, experts are divided on where the clash took place.

The decisive clash of the Wars of the Roses, in 1485, led to the death of Richard III and the crown passing to Henry Tudor.

While many believe the conflict was settled on Ambion Hill, near Sutton Cheney, others claim the fight could have happened up to eight miles away, in Warwickshire.A tiny heraldic trinket – an eagle with wings spread standing on a branch – could now be a key piece of evidence.

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