On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1485

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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.

Famous Deaths

Richard III

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

1485 Highlights

About August 22, 1485

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 536 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo