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January 22, 2005

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!

A new study aims to establish the actual location of the Battle of Bosworth.

The studies could even shed light on whether, as is commonly held, Richard was betrayed by his supporters or whether Henry, subsequently crowned Henry VII, was a superior commander. Mutterings of confusion over where the battle took place emerged only comparatively recently. For years, the classic view of the battle was as recorded by William Hutton in the 18th century.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 22, 2005 09:05 AM

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