Bosworth Battlefield

Bosworth, Leicestershire, England

Civil war had raged in England from 1455 to 1485 between the Houses of Lancaster and York. The Battle of Bosworth Field was the final battle and took place on 22nd August 1485. Lancastrian Henry Tudor, who was a minor nobleman and who had been in exile in France, gathered an army to defeat Yorkist, King Richard III and thus began the Tudor dynasty.

The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is superb. The museum sets the scene of the battle perfectly and brings home the horrors and brutality of war in the middle ages. The graveled path around the site is easily walkable and made for a good recording, the only problem was the wind but a lack of visitors on a gloriously hot sunny day more than compensated. The avocado cake was pretty wonderful too.