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Caterpillar Mine crater within Battle Wood next to Hill 60. This was blown by the British under the German lines on 7th June 1917 as part of the attack on Messines Ridge. It contains over 60 feet (20 metres) of water and is the grave of at least 600 Germans
Posted by: Jason Dawson
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Battle of Bosworth Field
22nd August 1485
The Battle of Bosworth Field was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century.
Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.
Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English history.
Richard the III and the Bosworth Campaign
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Peter Hammond
On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty and…
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