Psychology of a Battle
By Michael Jones
The historic battle upon which the future of England, as we know it, swung
In 1485 the Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the lives of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle; and the house of Tudor rose from the massacre to reign for the next hundred years.
Michael Jones, co-author of The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III, rewrites this landmark event in English history. He shifts our perspective of its heroes and villains and puts Richard firmly back into the context of his family and his times.
Michael Jones was awarded a history PhD by Bristol University and subsequently taught at Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the British Commission for Military History, and works now as a writer, media consultant and presenter. Among his historical titles he has written books on the battles of Bosworth, Agincourt, Stalingrad and Leningrad. He was TV consultant for Channel 4's Richard III: Fact or Fiction and National Geographic's Mystery Files: The Princes in the Tower, and co-author, with Philippa Gregory and David Baldwin, of The Women of the Cousins' War.
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27 Mar 2014
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Splendid . . . a very exciting re-interpretation of the battle which totally transforms our understanding of what actually happened on that fateful day — Professor A. J. Pollard
An extraordinary shift . . . puts this key English battle over the county line — Guardian
Insightful and rich study of the battle of Bosworth . . . no longer need Richard play the villain — Times Literary Supplement
An entirely new analysis of Bosworth . . . a lively read — BBC History Magazine