The rise of the Tudors : the family that changed English history
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
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On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a twenty-eight year old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil after fourteen years in exile. Yet this was to be a fight to the death--only one man could survive; only one could claim the throne. It would be the end of the War of the Roses.
It would become one of the most legendary battles in English history: the only successful invasion since Hastings, it was the last time a king died on the battlefield. But The Rise Of The Tudors is much more than the account of the dramatic events of that fateful day in August. It is a tale of brutal feuds and deadly civil wars, and the remarkable rise of the Tudor family from obscure Welsh gentry to the throne of England--a story that began sixty years earlier with Owen Tudor's affair withHenry V's widow, Katherine of Valois.
Drawing on eyewitness reports, newly discovered manuscripts and the latest archaeological evidence, including the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, Chris Skidmore vividly recreates this battle-scarred world and the reshaping of British history and the monarchy.
ContentsList of illustrations and maps
Map of England, France and Brittany during the Wars of the Roses
A note on money and dates
To conquer or die
The rat, the cat and the dog
A confederacy of rebels
The spiral of decline
March to war
The Battle of Bosworth
Our victorious field
Reward, retribution and reconciliation
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Tudor, House of.
Richard -- III, -- King of England, -- 1452-1485.
Henry -- VII, -- King of England, -- 1457-1509.
Bosworth Field, Battle of, England, 1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603.
|Publisher|| New York, N.Y. :2015
|Edition||First St. Martin's Griffin edition.|
Originally published in Great Britain as Bosworth: the birth of the Tudors by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013.
xxi, 437 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm