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Bosworth 1485

Michael Jones

On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized for more than 500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries and a new account of the battle action, the author turns Shakespeare on its head, painting an entirely fresh picture of the dramatic life and death of Richard III, England's most infamous monarch.

On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized for more than 500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries and a new account of the battle action, the author turns Shakespeare on its head, painting an entirely fresh picture of the dramatic life and death of Richard III, England's most infamous monarch.
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Genres:

History

Description:

On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because it marks the break between medieval and modern; yet how much do we really know about this historical landmark? Michael K. Jones uses archival discoveries to show Richard III's defeat was by no means inevitable and was achieved only through extraordinary chance. He relocates the battle away from the site recognized for more than 500 years. With startling detail of Henry Tudor's reliance on French mercenaries and a new account of the battle action, the author turns Shakespeare on its head, painting an entirely fresh picture of the dramatic life and death of Richard III, England's most infamous monarch.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Wickham

Length:

6h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:14