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The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought August 22, 1485, during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485).

The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought August 22, 1485, during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485).

Battle of Bosworth Field: Overview:
In the wake of a failed uprising against Yorkist King Richard III in 1483, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, was forced to flee to Brittany. That Christmas he proclaimed his intention to marry Elizabeth of York, the daughter of the late King Edward IV, in an effort to unite the Houses of York and Lancaster and advance his own claim to the English throne. Betrayed by the Duke of Brittany, Henry and his supporters were compelled to move to France the following year. On April 16, 1485, Richard’s wife Anne Neville died clearing the way for him to marry Elizabeth instead.

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