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Bosworth 1485

The Psychology of a Battle

By (author) Michael K. Jones
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Published: 1st Aug 2002
Dimensions: w 172mm h 248mm
Weight: 454g
ISBN-10: 0752423347
ISBN-13: 9780752423340
Barcode No: 9780752423340
Synopsis
On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show that Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized formore than500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries and a new account of the battle action, the author turns Shakespeare on its head, painting an entirely fresh picture of the dramatic life and death of Richard III, England's most infamous monarch."

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"a very exciting re-interpretation of the battle which totally tranforms our undestanding of what actuallty happened on that fateful day."