Richard the III and the Bosworth Campaign (BOK)

Peter Hammond

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On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty and set English history on a new course. For the last 500 years this, the most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses, has excited passionate interest and continuing controversy. Peter Hammond, in a vivid and perceptive account of the battle, retells the story of the tangled dynastic and personal rivalries that provoked the conflict, describes the preparations of the two converging armies and offers a gripping analysis of the contest itself. The latest historical evidence is assessed, including the recent discovery of Richard III's body in Leicester and the fascinating archaeological work that has been carried out on the battlefield. This lucid, authoritative and readable new history will be essential reading for anyone who is intrigued by the short, unhappy reign of Richard III and the trial of strength that destroyed him.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Peter Hammond
Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781783376162
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,2cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd