22nd August 1485 - Richard III dies at Bosworth

Battle of Bosworth should have been the Skirmish of Salisbury

On this day in 1485 Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth. According to Ros Smith, of the University of Bristol, the Duke of Buckingham had intended to fight Richard at Salisbury in 1483.

The Telegraph headlined this as ‘The Battle of Bosworth should have been the Skirmish of Salisbury, it has emerged’[1]

Footnotes

[1] The Battle of Bosworth should have been the Skirmish of Salisbury, it has emerged - Telegraph, URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9875859/The-Battle-of-Bosworth-should-have-been-the-Skirmish-of-Salisbury-it-has-emerged.html

Image

By Unknown artist; uploaded to wikipedia by Silverwhistle - Richard III Society website via English Wikipedia, Public Domain, Link