This site commemorates the 1485 battle that ended one of England's most important conflicts. The Battle of Bosworth ended the War of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster. When the fighting subsided, King Richard III, last of the Yorkists, lay dead, and Henry Tudor, a Welsh nobleman who had been banished to France to thwart his royal ambition, was proclaimed the victor. Henry thus became King Henry VII, and the Tudor dynasty was born.
Today, the appropriate standards fly where the opponents had their positions. You can see the whole scene by taking a 2km (1 3/4-mile) walk along the marked battle trails. In the center are exhibitions, models, book and gift shops, a cafeteria, and a theater where an audiovisual introduction with an excerpt from the Lord Laurence Olivier film version of Shakespeare's Richard III is presented.
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- tel: 01455/290429
- 29km (18 miles) southwest of Leicester between M1 and M6 (near the town of Nuneaton)
- Leicester 4785
- Visitor center Mar-Oct daily 10am-5pm; Nov-Feb daily 10am-4pm
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