The Tudors come to power at the Battle of Bosworth

posted 29 Apr 2014, 14:14 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 29 Apr 2014, 14:14 by Lynnette Glossop ]

The War of the Roses is over

Today the House of York met the Tudor family on the battlefield. 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?