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What Happened in 1485

Historical Events in 1485

  • Jun 1 Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
  • Jun 28 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Henry Tudor's army sails to England (future Henry VII)
  • Aug 7 Henry Tudor's (Henry VII to be) army lands in Milford Haven, South Wales
  • Aug 22 Battle of Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses. Richard is killed, the last English monarch to die in battle.
  • Oct 30 Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey

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