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When did the Battle of Bosworth take place?

22nd August 1485

1

On which hill did Richard III start the battle?

Ambien Hill

2

Which father and son "betrayed" Richard III?

William and Thomas Stanley

3

In which country had Henry Tudor spent the majority of his life?

Brittany in France

4

What was the key reason why Henry Tudor spent his childhood abroad?

He was a threat to the Yorkists because he was a Lancastrian claimant to the throne.

5

Of which "war" was the battle part?

Wars of the Roses

6

From which port did Henry Tudor depart before arriving in Britain?

Harfleur

7

What animal would be found on Richard III's standard?

White boar

8

Which mythical animal links Henry Tudor and Wales?

Red dragon

9

Name five weapons that would used in the battle.

Halberd
Pole axe
Falchion
Cannon
Lance
Mace
Flail
Longbow
Crossbow
Serpentine
Broadsword
Spear

10

What had Richard III done to ensure the loyalty of the Stanleys?

Kidnapped Lord Stanley's son

11

Where was the crown found at the end of the battle?

A thorn bush on Crown Hill

12

Which Yorkist leader died first?

Duke of Norfolk

13

Who led the Lancastrian forces?

Earl of Oxford

14

Which Yorkist refused to mobilise the reserves (and probably lost the battle for Richard III)?

Earl of Northumberland

15

How did Richard III die?

Hacked, stabbed and slashed (though most likely a head wound killed him).

16

Where did Henry Tudor land when he arrived in Britain?

Milford Haven

17

What key reason did Henry Tudor have for landing in Wales before marching east to Bosworth?

He could collect troops and supplies as he marched east.

18

What mistake did Richard III make that led directly to his death?

He rode ahead and away from his forces, so losing protection.

19

Who had the most troops at the start of the battle?

Richard III