Battle of Bosworth Site

Battle of Bosworth Site

This evening, I am focusing on the correct site of the Battle of Bosworth which occurred August 22nd 1485 in rural Leicestershire.

This defining battle was fought between the armies of King Richard III comprising about 12,000 men and Henry, Earl of Richmond with about 5000 men. The battle was won by Henry who later that day was crowned Henry VII. This battle represented the conclusion of a 30 year long, vicious civil war in England and the commencement of the Tudor dynasty which lasted for nearly 118 years.

Some six years research by archaeologists and historians has determined that the correct site  of the battle is not as previously believed but straddling a Roman road known as Fenn Lane, near Fenn lane Farm. This is three kilometres south-west of Ambion Hill and site of the existing battlefield visitor centre. The nearest town is Market Bosworth.

Battle of Bosworth Site

Battle of Bosworth Site

Access to Bosworth Battlefield Site

Access to Bosworth Battlefield Site

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