Bosworth Field


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Bos·worth Field

 (bŏz′wərth)
A locality in central England near Leicester. It was the site of the final battle (August 22, 1485) of the Wars of the Roses, in which Henry Tudor (afterward Henry VII) defeated Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet line. Richard was killed in the battle.

Bosworth Field

(ˈbɒzwɜːθ; -wəθ)
n
(Placename) English history the site, two miles south of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, of the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (August 1485). Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned king as Henry VII

Bos′worth Field′

(ˈbɒz wərθ)
n.
a battlefield in central England where Richard III was defeated by the future Henry VII in 1485.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
War of the Roses, Wars of the Roses - struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
Leicester, Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
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They ended at length in 1485 with Bosworth field, by which Henry VII became King.
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If you remember your Wars of the Roses history, he had died at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
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1485: The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was butchered as he tried to reach usurper Henry Tudor.
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1485: The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was killed as he vainly tried to reach the usurper Henry Tudor (Henry VII).