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Bosworth free pdf On the morning of 22 August 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a 28-year-old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil after fourteen years in exile. Yet this was to be a fight to the death - only one man could survive- only one could claim the throne. It would become one of the most legendary battles in English history: the only successful invasion since Hastings, it was the last time a king died on the battlefield. But BOSWORTH is much more than the account of the dramatic events of that fateful day in August. It is a tale of brutal feuds and deadly civil wars, and the remarkable rise of the Tudor family from obscure Welsh gentry to the throne of England - a story that began sixty years earlier with Owen Tudor's affair with Henry V's widow, Katherine of Valois. Drawing on eyewitness reports, newly discovered manuscripts and the latest archaeological evidence, Chris Skidmore vividly recreates this battle-scarred world in an epic saga of treachery and ruthlessness, death and deception and the birth of the Tudor dynasty.

About Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore is the author of two highly acclaimed books on Tudor history, EDWARD VI: THE LOST KING OF ENGLAND and DEATH AND THE VIRGIN: ELIZABETH, DUDLEY AND THE MYSTERIOUS FATE OF AMY ROBSART. He previously taught at Bristol University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2010 he was elected as Member of Parliament for Kingswood. http://www.chrisskidmore.co.uk/

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Author : Chris Skidmore
Publisher : Weidenfeld
Data Published : 23 May 2013
ISBN : 0297863762
EAN : 9780297863762
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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