• Title: Bosworth 1485: Last charge of the Plantagenets
  • Author: Christopher Gravett Graham Turner
  • ISBN: 9781855328631
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bosworth Last charge of the Plantagenets The battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses Guiding the reader from the campaign s origins to its aftermath and covering the comman
    The battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses 1455 1485 Guiding the reader from the campaign s origins to its aftermath, and covering the commanders and forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, this is a complete treatment of one of the most important events in English history Shakespeare was to immortalize theThe battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses 1455 1485 Guiding the reader from the campaign s origins to its aftermath, and covering the commanders and forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, this is a complete treatment of one of the most important events in English history Shakespeare was to immortalize the battle and Richard s death in Richard III, and the life and reign of the last Plantagenet have sparked centuries of debate Christopher Gravett cuts through myth and propaganda as he clearly details the course of this pivotal campaign.

    One Reply to “Bosworth 1485: Last charge of the Plantagenets”

    1. Bosworth is a battle that is hard to understand since there are few good sources. Gravett offers a fair description and reasoned speculation about the battle. As always, I am sad when Richard dies. Long live the one true king of England.

    2. Although published in 1999, this biography feels older. Perhaps because newer info on Bosworth and the Wars of the Roses has since come to light. For example, the author states that Richard III’s remains were thrown into a river, which was once a respectable theory, but since 2013 we’ve known better.The narrative is simple and accessible, while the illustrations are very good.

    3. As usual, Osprey's Campaign series does an excellent job of presenting the background and people involved in the battle in question. In this case, the later stages of the Wars of the Roses, and Richard III's reign are covered very well. There is a lot that cannot be known through the distorting lens of Tudor propaganda, but some good points are made.The general course of Henry Tudor's landing and march into central England are handled well (I like the Campaign series in general because it is as [...]

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