22 August 2007

The Battle of Bosworth Field

York Memoranda

DATE: 23 August 1485.
AUTHOR: Mayor and aldermen of York.
TEXT: York City Archives, House Book, B2-4, f.169v. (Also printed in Extracts from the Municipal Records of the City of York during the Reigns of Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III, ed. R. Davies (London, 1843), pp. 218, 217. (English; spelling modernized.)

Memorandum of meeting in council chamber on the Vigil of St Bartholomew, 'where it was shown by divers persons, and especially by John Sponer, sent unto the field of Redemore to bring tidings of the same to the city, that King Richard, late mercifully reigning upon us, was through great treason of the duke of Norfolk and many others that turned against him, with many other lords and nobles of this north parts, was piteously slain and murdered, to the great heaviness of this city.'

Considering what is know of the character of Henry VII, not a obituary to be casually written.

3 comments:

Bill said...

A horse...

npetrikov said...

Leta, you're not going all "Josephine Tey" on us, are you?

Leta said...

Oh, I'm always all "Josephine Tey" where he's concerned!