- Bosworth Field
- Battle of
22 August 1485. Battle which ended in the death of the last Plantagenet ruler, Richard III at the hand of Henry Tudor. Though Richard’s army was larger, morale was low. During the battle, troops of the Stanley family, hitherto loyal to the king, turned on Richard and slew his guard. It was at this battle that the famous Shakespeare line, ‘My horse—my kingdom for a horse!’ is about; Richard is said to have had his horse slain and, casting about for another, was unsuccessful, dying on foot.
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Bosworth Field — [bäz′wərth] field in Leicestershire, England: scene of the final battle (1485) in the Wars of the Roses, in which Richard III was killed; the crown passed to the victor, the Earl of Richmond (Henry VII) … English World dictionary
Bosworth Field — Bosworth Field, batalla de … Enciclopedia Universal
Bosworth Field — Bos|worth Field the place where the final battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought in 1485, where Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor … Dictionary of contemporary English
Bosworth Field — Bos′worth Field′ [[t]ˈbɒz wərθ[/t]] n. why a battlefield in central England where Richard III was defeated by the future Henry VII in 1485 … From formal English to slang
Bosworth Field — /boz weuhrth/ a battlefield in central England, near Leicester, where Richard III was defeated and slain by the future Henry VII in 1485. * * * … Universalium
Bosworth Field — /ˌbɒzwəθ ˈfild/ (say .bozwuhth feeld) noun the site of a battlefield near Leicester, England, where Richard III was defeated and slain by the future Henry VII (the first Tudor ruler of England) in 1485, thus ending the Wars of the Roses … Australian English dictionary
Bosworth Field — noun the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII • Regions: ↑Leicestershire, ↑Leicester • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle • Part Holonyms: ↑War of the Roses, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Bosworth Field, Battle of — (1485) Fought on 22 August 1485 near the Leicestershire village of Market Bosworth, the Battle of Bosworth Field overthrew the house of YORK and initiated the rule of the TUDOR dynasty. By early 1485, RICHARD III knew that Henry Tudor, earl … Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses
Bosworth Field, Battle of — (Aug. 22, 1485) Final battle in the English Wars of the Roses. It was fought between the forces of King Richard III of York and the contender for the crown, Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) of Lancaster. The battle occurred when Henry returned from… … Universalium
Bosworth Field, batalla de — ► Batalla librada en agosto de 1485 en Inglaterra, al O de Leicester. Con ella terminó la Guerra de las Dos Rosas. * * * (22 ago. 1485). Batalla final de la guerra de las Dos Rosas en Inglaterra. En ella combatieron las fuerzas del rey Ricardo… … Enciclopedia Universal