The battle of Sandeford: Henry Tudor's understanding of the meaning of Bosworth Field

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Abstract

This article considers the way in which Henry Tudor understood the significance of his victory on 22 August 1485 at Bosworth Field. It does so by examining the reasons why the battle was initially associated with the name 'Sandeford', relating these to the prophetic traditions of the time. This allows a direct insight into the new king's understanding of his place in history: at the end of a long period of civil strife, and potentially at the beginning of a new phase of expansion and crusade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-442
Number of pages7
JournalHistorical Research
Volume78
Issue number201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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