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Bosworth Field

[boz-werth] /ˈbɒz wərθ/
noun
1.
a battlefield in central England, near Leicester, where Richard III was defeated and slain by the future Henry VII in 1485.
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  • Having thus made his position clear, he married Elizabeth, six months after the day of Bosworth Field.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • The night before Bosworth Field is most striking and beautiful.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • The armies front each other at Bosworth Field near Leicester.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • So peacefully went the world with them till Henry was one-and-thirty, and then the tidings of Bosworth Field came north.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit Charlotte M. Yonge
  • So will we give the fight to a finish on Bosworth Field without any pictorial work.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • Richmond used them with effect at Bosworth Field, and in the sixteenth century we read of Sheffield knives and whittles.

  • Three-and-thirty years contending; At Bosworth Field we see the ending.

  • Henry's cause seemed a losing one until Bosworth Field settled the contention.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
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Bosworth Field

/ˈbɒzwɜːθ; -wəθ/
noun
1.
(English history) the site, two miles south of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, of the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (August 1485). Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned king as Henry VII
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