- a battlefield in central England, near Leicester, where Richard III was defeated and slain by the future Henry VII in 1485.
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- English history the site, two miles south of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, of the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (August 1485). Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned king as Henry VII
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