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Bosworth 1485. A battlefield rediscovered

Bosworth 1485. A battlefield rediscovered
Bosworth 1485. A battlefield rediscovered
Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. Fought on 22 August 1485, it bought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, the actual site of the battlefield itself was uncertain and, between 2005 and 2010, an intensive programme of research was undertaken utilizing, for the first time, a wide range of academic disciplines in a single large-scale systematic investigation. Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered is the result. Utilizing data gained from a range of sources including historical documents, landscape archaeology, historical geography and metal detecting, the volume explores in detail each aspect of the investigation – from the size of the both armies, their weaponry and the use of early gunpowder weapons to the physical and tactical landscape of the battlefield – in order to identify where the fighting took place. Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

An in-depth interdisciplinary study of the battle of Bosworth, with consideration of sources and methodology for battlefield study.
978-1-78297-173-3
Oxbow books
Foard, Glenn
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Curry, Anne
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Foard, Glenn
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Foard, Glenn and Curry, Anne (2013) Bosworth 1485. A battlefield rediscovered , Oxford, GB. Oxbow books, 264pp.

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Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. Fought on 22 August 1485, it bought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, the actual site of the battlefield itself was uncertain and, between 2005 and 2010, an intensive programme of research was undertaken utilizing, for the first time, a wide range of academic disciplines in a single large-scale systematic investigation. Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered is the result. Utilizing data gained from a range of sources including historical documents, landscape archaeology, historical geography and metal detecting, the volume explores in detail each aspect of the investigation – from the size of the both armies, their weaponry and the use of early gunpowder weapons to the physical and tactical landscape of the battlefield – in order to identify where the fighting took place. Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

An in-depth interdisciplinary study of the battle of Bosworth, with consideration of sources and methodology for battlefield study.

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Published date: August 2013
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 354659
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354659
ISBN: 978-1-78297-173-3
PURE UUID: 6b77e92e-4c3d-4edd-b107-15b4199f4961

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Date deposited: 30 Jul 2013 14:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:53

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Author: Glenn Foard
Author: Anne Curry

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