Bosworth - 22 August 1485

Henry Tudor (Henry VII), earl of Richmond, landed in Wales on August 7, 1485 to challenge Richard III for the crown. Richard moved to meet Henry's army south of the village of Market Bosworth. After the armies engaged, Lord Thomas Stanley and his brother Sir William switched sides and fought for Henry. The Yorkist forces were defeated, Richard was killed, and Henry ushered in the rule of the house of Tudor effectively ending the Wars of the Roses.

Victor Henry Tudor
York Leadership Richard III
Lancaster Leadership: Henry VII
Size of forces Yorkists - 10,000
Tudor - 5,000
Notable deaths Richard III