Monday, 22 February 2010

bosworth field location

New Battle of Bosworth Field site revealed: The true site of one of the most decisive battles in English history has been revealed. Bosworth, fought in 1485, which saw the death of Richard III, was believed to have taken place on Ambion Hill, near Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire. But a study of original documents and archaeological survey of the area has now pinpointed a site in fields more than a mile to the south west. A new trail will lead from the current visitor centre to the new location.
- BBC, 19 February

Associated links. Bosworth battlefield. Times version of the story. Another BBC story. Battlefields Trust (info on UK battlefields, including London sites which I'd like to visit, like Barnet and the Brentford and Turnham Green trails).