The Family That Changed English History
St Martin's 2013
Hardback 462pp Illustrated
9780312541392   Product Code: 22473
Chris Skidmore looks afresh at the Battle of Bosworth, returning to contemporary sources to explore what occurred on 22 August 1485; who besides Richard III and Henry Tudor were present on the battlefield; and why they were there. The book goes back 50 years before Bosworth to Owen Tudor's marriage to Henry V's widow, then traces the family's remarkable rise to power; but Skidmore also looks to the loser, examining the dwindling fortunes of Richard and his road to Bosworth.