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Index of Years

1485
Adviser
  Dudley, Edmund
  Appointed Adviser to Henry VIII
1485
Arrest
  Edward of Clarence
  Kept in the Tower, the last Plantagenet & a threat to Henry VII
1485
Arrest
  Howard, Thomas
  Arrested by Henry VII
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Talbot, Gilbert
  Joins the Lancastrian Army
1485
Birth
  Cromwell, Thomas
  Birth of Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex
1485
Castellan
  Williams, Richard
  Appointed Castellan of Pembroke Castle by Richard III
  Appointed Castellan of Pembroke Castle by Richard III
1485
Chancellor
  Lovell, Thomas
  Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer
1485
Chief Baron
  Starkey, Humphrey
  Appointed Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer
1485
Chief Justice
  Bryan, Thomas
  Appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
1485
Chief Justice
  Huse, William
  Appointed Chief Justice of the Kings Bench
1485
Commander
  Tyrell, James
  Appointed Commander in sth Wales by Richard III
  Appointed Commander in sth Wales by Richard III
1485
Death
  Nevill
  Death of Anne Nevill, wife of Richard III
1485
Invasion of England
  Henry VII
  Invades England with troops supplied by the Duke of Brittany
  Marches through Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Lichfield & Tamworth before Bosworth
1485
Invasion of England
  Stanley, William
  Allows Henry Tudor passage across north Wales
1485
Invasion of England
  Talbot, Gilbert
  Joins forces with Henry Tudor submitting 500 of Lord Shrewsbury's retainers
1485
Lord Chamberlain
  Stanley, William
  Appointed Lord Chamberlain
1485
Lord Chancellor
  Alcock, John
  Appointed Chancellor of England, 2nd term
1485
Lord Chancellor
  Rotherham, Thomas
  Appointed Lord Chancellor
1485
Marriage
  Elizabeth of York
  Elizabeth Woodville arranges to marry her daughter to Tudor if he could overthrow King Richard, which he did at the battle of Bosworth Field on August 22, 1485, becoming King Henry VII
1485
Mobilization
  Richard III
  Spring, stays at Nottingham Castle & forms an HQ
  Viscount Lovel & the fleet gather to safegaurd the Channel
1485
Peerage
  Talbot, George
  Appointed justice in eyre for various lordships on the Welsh marches
1485
Peerage
  Vere
  Restored as 14th Earl of Oxford
1485
Privy Seal
  Fox, Richard
  Appointed Keeper of the Privy Seal
1485
Restoration
  Vere
  Restored to his titles
1485
Speaker
  Lovell, Thomas
  Appointed Speaker of the House of Commons
1485
Succession
  Richard III
  Declares his nephew John de la Pole as heir presumptive
  Queen Anne & his only legitimate son Edward the Prince of Wales die
1485
Treasurer
  Lovell, Thomas
  Appointed Treasurer of the Household
1485
Marriage
  Henry VII
 Jan 17th Marries Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Edward IV
1485
Birth
  Catherine of Aragon
 Jan 28th Birth of Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II & Isabella of Spain
1485
Death
  Richard III
 Mar 16th Richard III's Queen dies a year after the death of their only son Edward
1485
Invasion of England
  Henry VII
 Aug Marches toward Leicester, winning support on the way
1485
Mobilization
  Henry VII
 Aug Gathers his forces at Lichfield & threatens to cut Richard III off from London
1485
Invasion of England
  Courtenay, Edward
 Aug 1st Sets sail from Harfleur with Henry Tudor
1485
Invasion of England
  Henry VII
 Aug 1st Sets sail from Harfleur, his fleet carries 2,000 French mercenaries
1485
Invasion of England
  Tudor, Jasper
 Aug 1st Sets sail from Harfleur with Henry Tudor
1485
Invasion of England
  Woodville, Edward
 Aug 1st Sets sail from Harfleur with Henry Tudor
1485
Invasion of England
  Henry VII
 Aug 7th Lands at Milford Haven with the support of Charles VIII of France
1485
Invasion of England
  Richard III
 Aug 7th Henry Tudor lands at Milford Haven
1485
Invasion of England
  Tudor, Jasper
 Aug 7th Lands wityh Henry Tudor at Milford Haven
1485
Invasion of England
  Vere
 Aug 7th Lands wityh Henry Tudor at Milford Haven
1485
Mobilization
  Richard III
 Aug 16th Musters his Army at Nottingham Market Place
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Henry VII
 Aug 17th Defeats & kills Richard III to claim the throne
 Aug 17th The defection of the Stanley family turns the battle
1485
Mobilization
  Henry VII
 Aug 17th Marches from Lichfield to Tamworth where he is joined by John Savage
 Aug 17th Stays overnight at the Three Tuns
1485
Mobilization
  Richard III
 Aug 17th Greeted by the people of Leicester, rests overnight at the Blue Boar
1485
Mobilization
  Savage, John
 Aug 17th Joins force with Henry Tudor, Henry VII
1485
Mobilization
  Richard III
 Aug 18th Arrives at Elmesthorpe, 9 miles from Leicester
1485
Arrest
  Howard, Thomas
 Aug 20th Arrested at Bosworth & kept at the Tower for 3 years by Henry VII
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Howard, John
 Aug 20th Killed at the battle of Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Howard, Thomas
 Aug 20th Captured during the battle of Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Richard III
 Aug 20th Leaves from his military HQ for Leicester to do battle with Henry Tudor
1485
Mobilization
  Henry VII
 Aug 20th Henry VII joins up with Lord Stanley & his brother William Stanley
1485
Mobilization
  Stanley, William
 Aug 20th Henry VII joins up with Lord Stanley & his brother William Stanley
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Hardwick, John
 Aug 21st Guides Henry VII from Atherstone to White Moors on the Tweed prior to the battle
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Richard III
 Aug 21st Marches west from Leicester to within about 2 miles of Henry Tudor
1485
Mobilization
  Henry VII
 Aug 21st Stays overnight at White Moors on the River Tweed prior to the battle of Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Brackenbury, Robert
 Aug 22nd A Commander at Bosworth for Richard III
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Brandon, William
 Aug 22nd Henry Tudor's standard bearer, killed by Richard III
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Digby, Simon
 Aug 22nd Simon Digby deserts Richard III & joins Henry VII giving details of Richard's position
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Harley
 Aug 22nd Supports Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Henry VII
 Aug 22nd Richard III declares "I will not budge a foot; I will die King of England"
 Aug 22nd Simon Digby deserts Richard III & joins Henry VII giving details of Richard's position
 Aug 22nd The crown falls from Richard III's helmet, Stanley places it on Henry Tudor
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Howard, John
 Aug 22nd A Commander for Richard III at Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Howard, Thomas
 Aug 22nd A Commander for Richard III at Bosworth
 Aug 22nd Supports Richard III at Bosworth
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Richard III
 Aug 22nd Despite having a larger army Richard is killed after Stanley defects with 7,000 troops
 Aug 22nd Henry Tudor is challenged by Richard at Bosworth Field
 Aug 22nd Richard's horse sinks in a bog where is surrounded by his enemies & killed
 Aug 22nd The last King of England to die in battle
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Savage, John
 Aug 22nd Commands Welsh levies in support of Henry Tudor
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Stanley, William
 Aug 22nd Stanley changes sides & helps secures Henry VII's victory & crown
 Aug 22nd Supports Henry Tudor at the battle of Bosworth, allegedly kills Richard III
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Talbot, Gilbert
 Aug 22nd Commands the Shrophire levies in support of Henry Tudor
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Tudor, Jasper
 Aug 22nd Supports Henry VII's final victory over Richard III
1485
Battle of Bosworth
  Vere
 Aug 22nd Fights for Henry VII at Bosworth
 Aug 22nd Fights at Bosworth for Henry VII, Henry Tudor
1485
Death
  Howard, John
 Aug 22nd Death of John Howard
1485
Death
  Richard III
 Aug 22nd Death of Richard III, killed at Bosworth
 Aug 22nd Death of Richard III, killed at Bosworth
1485
Arrest
  Henry VII
 Aug 23rd Has the Yorkist heir Edward Earl of Warwick put in the Tower of London
1485
Burial
  Richard III
 Aug 24th Displayed for 2 days & then buried in the churcyh of the Greyfriars
 Aug 24th Displayed for 2 days & then buried in the churcyh of the Greyfriars
 Aug 24th Taken to Leicester from Bosworth
 Aug 24th Taken to Leicester from Bosworth
1485
Peerage
  Stanley, Thomas
 Oct 27th Created Earl of Derby, 1st, for services at the battle of Bosworth Field
 Oct 27th Created as the Earl of Derby, 1st
1485
Coronation
  Bourchier, Thomas
 Oct 30th Crowns Henry VII
1485
Coronation
  Henry VII
 Oct 30th Crowned King of England, 1st Tudor monarch
1485
Coronation
  Talbot, George
 Oct 30th At the coronation of Henry VII Shrewsbury bore the sword 'curtana'
1485
Tudor Dynasty
  Henry VII
 Oct 30th Crowned King of England, 1st Tudor monarch
1485
Parliament
  Henry VII
 Nov 7th The lower house has 296 members representng 37 counties & 111 boroughs
 Nov 7th The lower house has 296 members representng 37 counties & 111 boroughs
 Nov 7th The opening day of the new Parliament
 Nov 7th The opening day of the new Parliament
1485
Member of Parliament
  Lovell, Thomas
 Nov 8th Elected Member of Parliament for Bedford
1485
Peerage
  Tudor, Jasper
 Dec 16th Created Duke of Bedford, 3rd, by Henry VII

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