Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Site for Battle of Bosworth Field

Local authorities in England believe they've found evidence pinning down the location of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field, in which King Richard III lost his life, passing the crown to Henry Tudor. The story is here.

The site of the battle has long been disputed, so this isn't a huge surprise. But they mention only one piece of evidence... a silver boar badge. I assume they have more than that, and we'll find out more in due course. My colleague Lord Breac just sent me the link, so I haven't checked to see what else has been revealed about this.

1 comment:

The Cat Bastet said...

How cool! I love the archaeology-history connection of things like this. (Have you read the recent stories on King Tut's DNA anaylsis?)