On This Day

Events in History 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

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
  • Oct 30 Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey