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In 1485 the Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the lives of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle; and the house of Tudor rose from the massacre to reign for the next hundred years.

Michael Jones co-author of The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III rewrites this landmark event in English history. He shifts our perspective of its heroes and villains and puts Richard firmly back into the context of his family and his times.

Reviews

Splendid . . . a very exciting re-interpretation of the battle which totally transforms our understanding of what actually happened on that fateful day
Professor A. J. Pollard
An extraordinary shift . . . puts this key English battle over the county line
Guardian
Insightful and rich study of the battle of Bosworth . . . no longer need Richard play the villain
Times Literary Supplement
An entirely new analysis of Bosworth . . . a lively read
BBC History Magazine