By visiting the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, you can journey back in time to the moment when the Tudor dynasty was born. In 1485 in Bosworth, Leicestershire, a bloody battle took place between the houses of Lancaster and York. For thirty years these houses had been fighting for control of England in a series of battles known as the War of the Roses. The Battle of Bosworth Field was the deciding battle and saw King Richard III losing his life on the battlefield and Henry Tudor becoming King. Henry Tudor, the great-great-grandson of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, married Elizabeth of York , thus uniting the Houses of York and Lancaster and beginning a new house called the Tudors.
The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has an exhibition which tells the story of the Battle of Bosworth and which also showcases archaeological objects which have been found at the site. You will have a guided tour of this exhibition and will also enjoy a guided walk of the battlefield itself.