On This Day

What Happened in August 1485

Historical Events

  • 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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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.

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince

Person of interestRichard III

Aug 22 Richard III, King of England (1483-85), killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field at 32

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III