Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Sources

This bibliography is based on a listing of published sources of maps for the Battle of Bosworth found in the American Branch archives, with additions drawn chiefly from the notes and bibliography of Michael Bennett’s The Battle of Bosworth, which is an excellent starting place for reading on the battle and its context. Additions to the bibliography are welcomed.

This bibliography contains nineteenth- and twentieth-century writings on the battle;

  • Bennett, Michael. The Battle of Bosworth, 1985, rev. 1993.
  • Burne, A. H. The Battlefields of England, 1973 (reprint)
  • Chandler, David (ed.) A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe, Vol. I, 1965.
  • Cheetham, Anthony. The Life and Times of Richard III, 1972.
  • Cole, Hubert. The Wars of the Roses, 1973.
  • Condon, Margaret. “The kaleidoscope of treason: fragments from the Bosworth story” The Ricardian, March 1986.
  • Foss, Peter. The Field of Redemore: the Battle of Bosworth, 1485, 1990; revised and reissued 1998.
  • Gillingham, John. The Wars of the Roses, 1981.
  • Goodman, Anthony. The Wars of the Roses, 1981.
  • Green, Howard. Guide to the Battlefields of Britain and Ireland, 1973.
  • Griffiths, Ralph A. and R. S. Thomas, The Making of the Tudor Dynasty, 1985.
  • Hampton, W.E. “Review article: The Battle of Bosworth, The Ricardian, March 1986.
  • Harris, O. D. “…even here, in Bosworth Field: a Disputed Site of Battle.” The Ricardian, March 1986.
  • Harris. O.D. “The Bosworth commemoration at Dadlington,”; also, a research note on an 1968 excursion of Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society and representatives of several other learned societies to Bosworth. The Ricardian, September 1985.
  • James, Arnold J. “A personal view of the road to Bosworth Field,” The Ricardian, June 1989.
  • James, Arnold J. “An amended itinerary to Bosworth Field,” The Ricardian, June 1991.
  • Jones, Emyr Wyn, Bosworth Field and Its Preliminaries, 1984.
  • Kendall, Paul Murray. Richard The Third, 1955.
  • Kinross, John. The Battlefields of Britain, 1979.
  • Laffin, John. Brassey’s Battles, 1986.
  • Makinson, A. “The road to Bosworth Field, 1485,” History Today, 1963.
  • Markham, Sir Clements R., Richard III: His Life and Character, 1906.
  • Phillips, M.J. “The Battle of Bosworth; Further Reflections on the Battlefield Site,” The Ricardian, March 1987.
  • Ramsey, Sir James H. Lancaster and York, 1892.
  • Rees, David. The Son of Prophecy, Henry Tudor’s Road to Bosworth, 1985.
  • Richmond, Colin. Research note and query on the siting of the battle, The Ricardian, March 1986.
  • Richmond, Colin. “The Battle of Bosworth.” History Today, 1985.
  • Ross, Charles. Richard III, 1981.
  • Ross, Charles. The Wars of the Roses, 1976.
  • Seymour, William. Battles in Britain, Vol. I, 1975.
  • Smurthwaite, David. Battlefields of Britain, The Complete Illustrated Guide, 1984.
  • Williams, D.T. The Battle of Bosworth, 1996.
  • Williams, Daniel. “A Place Mete for Twoo Battayles to Encountre, the siting of the Battle of Bosworth,” The Ricardian, September 1985.
  • Wood, John, “Was Bosworth worth a Mass?” (Research notes & queries) The Ricardian, June 1991.
  • Young, Peter, and Adair, John. Hastings to Colloden, 1964.

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