The future of England balanced on the outcome of one fight-but who were these great players whom history remembers as heroes and villains?
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.
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
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 13th May 2014
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1