The Battle of Bosworth: End of a Dynasty; Birth of a New

On the early morning of the 22nd August 1485, Richard III and Henry Tudor finally faced each other in battle near the town of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire. The short battle, lasting only a couple of hours, ended in the death of Richard III and the ascendancy of the newly proclaimed Henry VII and his new House of Tudor. Bosworth has become etched in the public memory as the definitive…
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Notable Names: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

John Churchill circa 1685-1690. John Churchill was born at Ashe House in Devon on 26th May 1650. His father, Winston, became impoverished after supporting the Royalist cause during the English Civil Wars. Despite these humble beginnings, John Churchill would come to serve…