A stained-glass window in St. James Church, Sutton Cheney, commemorates the Battle of Bosworth and the leaders of the combatants, Richard III (left) and Henry VII (right). ~ Wikipedia
|Finding Richard's circlet after the battle, Lord Stanley hands it to Henry. ~ Wikipedia|
|Henry holding a rose and wearing the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, by unknown artist, 1505. ~ Wikiepedia|
Henry then married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV of England — thus uniting the House of York and Lancaster and bringing an end to the Cousins War. But, like Edward III before him, Henry had fallen for the romance of King Arthur.
|Elizabeth of York, 16th century copy of a 15th century portrait. ~ Wikipedia|
It is worth mentioning that Bosworth was not the only noteworthy event to happen in the year 1485. Sir Thomas Malory, who was at the time languishing in prison, penned his great work, Le Morte d’Arthur. Arthur fever once more took hold of the nation, and now they had a king who claimed to be a direct descendant of Arthur. The future looked promising.
|Arthur, Prince of Wales, Anonymous portrait, c. 1501. ~ Wikipedia|