from The American Heritage® 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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If there was a lost cause to hand, or a disaster of any sort going, then Standingham was first in the wrong queue; it was only to be expected in due course that Sir Piers de Stayning, having lost the "e" off his name, should also ride to Bosworth Field in 1485 with the wrong army and lose the rest of it.
I rode horses across everything from Robin Hood via Bosworth Field to the Charge of the Light Brigade.