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Battle of Bosworth Quiz

As yesterday was the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, why not test your knowledge of this historic battle.

Battle of Bosworth Quiz

Q1) In what year did the Battle of Bosworth take place?





Q2) In which county is the location of the Battle of Bosworth?





Q3) A silver-gilt badge helped archaeologists pinpoint the true location of the battlefield, but what was the badge?




Sun in splendour

Q4) Who wrote of Richard III saying "A horse, a horse, a kingdom for my horse" at the battle?

William Shakespeare

Christopher Marlowe

Thomas Kyd

Francis Bacon

Q5) The battle was not known as the Battle of Bosworth at the time, what name was it originally known as?

Stoke Golding


Sutton Cheney


Q6) Who commanded Henry Tudor's army at the battle?

John de Vere

Jasper Tudor

William Stanley

Thomas Stanley

Q7) Who commanded Richard III's vanguard at the battle and was killed during the battle?

Henry Percy

John Howard

Percival Thirwell

Thomas Howard

Q8) What was the name of the hill on which Richard III camped before the battle?

Albion Hill

Dadlington Hill

Ambion Hill

Atherstone Hill

Q9) Which man is believed to have killed Richard III?

William Brandon

William Stanely

Rhys ap Thomas

Guto’r Glyn

Q10) According to legend, where was Richard III's crown found after the battle?

In a yew bush

In a gorse bush

In a holly bush

In a hawthorn bush

You can enjoy the following articles on the Battle of Bosworth from Tudor Life magazine:

There are 2 comments Go To Comment

  1. M

    Henry VII, love him or not, was a man with clear goals, a diamond-drill mind, and attention to detail at which most mere mortals can marvel. What. A. Boss. Thanx for the quiz.

  2. R

    Although Richard didn’t say A horse….so on, Shakespeare has been misinterpreted anyway as Richard is often presented by earlier authorities on the play as being prepared to flee, when the sources, even the hostile ones agree he died literally, fighting manfully in the midst of his enemies. Even Shakespeare meant him to be seen as calling for a horse in order to continue the battle. This mistake has been highlighted recently, but I can’t recall the article. Shakespeare becomes ironically important when we consider that Richard is now known to have indeed lost his horse from under him, after he took out Henry’s standard bearer and unhorsed the giant John Cheney and was killed by several blows while fighting on foot. Had Richard reached the goal of his heroic charge, whom he missed by a few feet before being driven back, Henry Tudor would have been killed and we wouldn’t be having this fantastic website to read more articles on. History really does turn on a coin or a wheel.

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Battle of Bosworth Quiz