Bosworth 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered

Bosworth 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered

by Glenn Foard, Anne Curry
     
 

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Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. The action on 22 August 1485 brought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, Bosworth was also the most famous lost battlefield in England. Between 2005 and 2010, the techniques

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Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. The action on 22 August 1485 brought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, Bosworth was also the most famous lost battlefield in England. Between 2005 and 2010, the techniques of battlefield archaeology were used in a major research programme to locate the site. Bosworth 1485: a battlefield rediscovered is the result. Using data from historical documents, landscape archaeology, metal detecting survey, ballistics and scientific analysis, the volume explores each aspect of the investigation - from the size of the armies, their weaponry, and the battlefield terrain to exciting new evidence of the early use of artillery - in order to identify where and how the fighting took place. Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

Editorial Reviews

British Archaeology, 133, December 2013 - Mike Pitts
The first large, systematic survey of a complete medieval battlefield yet published, this is an important, pioneering book
The Ricardian, XXIV (2014) - Lynda Pidgeon
It demonstrates quite clearly the value of historians and archaeologists working together to fill the gaps in our knowledge. The book also provides some fascinating insights into medieval battles. The patience and sheer determination of all involved is to be admired and applauded.
Antiquity, 88 (2014) - Tim Sutherland
An excellent book describing a remarkable story.
Renaissance Quarterly, 67.3 (Fall 2014) - David Grummitt
This is a groundbreaking study and presents a convincing case for a methodology that could doubtless shed light on countless battlefields across medieval and Renaissance Europe and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782971733
Publisher:
Brown, David Book Company
Publication date:
08/22/2013
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
950,574
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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