Bosworth Field love

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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A locality in central England near Leicester. It was the site of the final battle (August 22, 1485) of the Wars of the Roses, in which Henry Tudor (afterward Henry VII) defeated Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet line. Richard was killed in the battle.

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  • n. the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII

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Examples

  • The other badges on the gates include the crown on a bush, which recalls Bosworth Field, when Lord Derby took the golden circlet from the hawthorn bush, where it fell when Richard was slain, and placed it on his step-son's head.

    Westminster Abbey

  • A different site has been determined to be the actual location for the Battle of Bosworth Field, where Henry Tudor's forces defeated and killed Richard Plantagenet.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • The earliest military man in my family that I'm familiar with my grandfather has it back to Hastings is Edward "Redsleeves" Goodman, who fought with Henry VII at Bosworth Field, and received a beautiful coat of arms for his valor and service.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The contest would end, as we remember, with the victory of Henry Tudor, Henry VIII's Ā­father, at Bosworth Field in 1485.

    Houses Divided

  • At the end, sprawled on Bosworth Field like a stomped beetle, McKellen emits a bloodcurdling death rattle -- the sound of that evil energy escaping like toxic waste into the dark.

    A Power-Hungry Psychopath In Any Era

  • Mr. Wopsle died amiably at Camberwell, and exceedingly game on Bosworth Field, and in the greatest agonies at Glastonbury.

    Great Expectations

  • Plantagenet line, King Richard the Third, usurper and murderer, slain at the battle of Bosworth Field in the thirty-second year of his age, after a reign of two years.

    A Child's History of England

  • The Hastings Club hopes to be allowed to get on with its own thing and the Battle of Bosworth Field

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Prince was later moved to Lutterworth in Leicestershire and taken to Bosworth Field the day before the battle.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • He thinks the young prince was even brought to Bosworth Field, where King Richard may have considered naming the boy his heir.

    Archive 2007-05-01

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