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Y4H learn how the Tudors come to power at the Battle of Bosworth

posted 30 Apr 2014, 12:53 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 30 Apr 2014, 12:55 ]

The War of the Roses is over

To start our Tudor themed topic Y4H recreated the battle between the House of York and the Tudor family in 1483. The Stanley Brothers and the Earl of Northumberland's supporters played significant roles too. 
The Earl of Northumberland and his supporters join Richard III and the House of York in Leicester.

The two armies meet on Bosworth Field.

At last the Stanleys make a decision and join the battle on the side of Henry Tudor.

Richard is knocked from his horse.

Henry Tudor is crowned on the battlefield, he becomes Henry VII, first of the Tudor monarchs who rule for over 100 years.
Henry Tudor sends an advocate to try to get the Stanley family to join them. They do not commit!

Henry Tudor and his troops are surrounded!

There are many York casualties,
Richard III knows he has to try to kill Henry.

Richard is killed, the last English King to be killed on the battlefield, the Tudors are victorious.

Richard's body is returned to Leicester. 
I wonder when we will see it again?
Maybe in the next lesson.