BN.com Gift Guide

Bosworth 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered

Overview

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...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $50.75   
  • New (4) from $50.75   
  • Used (1) from $61.12   
Sending request ...

Overview

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 Using data from historical documents, landscape archaeology, metal detecting survey, ballistics and scientific analysis, the volume explores each aspect of the investigation - from the size of the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.
Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782971733
  • Publisher: Brown, David Book Company
  • Publication date: 8/22/2013
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,032,506
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A battlefield lost
2. The armies: an historical perspective
3. The battle: an historical perspective
4. The battlefield terrain
5. Surveying the battle archaeology
6. Interpreting the artefacts
7. Gunpowder weapons
8. A new perspective on the battle
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)