Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Battle of Bosworth and a Bacon Update
The Battle of Bosworth Field, the most famous battle of the War of the Roses, was fought on August 22, 1485 and marked the end of the civil war between the houses of York and Lancaster, two rival branches of the royal family fighting for control of the throne.
Richard III (of the house of York) was killed and Henry Tudor ( of the house of Lancaster) was crowned king Henry VII and founded the Tudor dynasty that was to include Henry VIII and
A contemporary name for the civil war was 'The Cousins' War'. The term War of the Roses was not used until much later.
Today, Bosworth Field is serene with very little trace of the battle that took place here.
Postcript: Someone asked for an update on the bacon I made awhile ago: we ate it all and it is time to make it again. Yum.