MIDLAND Archive : Battle Cry at Bosworth; Chris Upton Looks at How the Battle of Bosworth Shaped Our History While Ross Reyburn Visits the Site Only to Find It Has Changed Very Little
There have been only two instances in history when the crown of England has swapped hands (or rather, heads) on the battlefield. The first time was back in 1066, when on a field in Kent, the country exchanged an English king for a French one.
The second - and people are less likely to get the date right for this one - involved a similar change in dynasty and nationality. From this point onwards, England would be ruled by a Welshman (or as Welsh as the average rugby international, anyway) and his subjects would have to start thinking of themselves as Tudors. It might not have felt so at the time, but so it was.
The battle that re-routed history - historians tend to call the …
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Publication information: Article title: MIDLAND Archive : Battle Cry at Bosworth; Chris Upton Looks at How the Battle of Bosworth Shaped Our History While Ross Reyburn Visits the Site Only to Find It Has Changed Very Little. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: April 1, 2000. Page number: 54. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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