On this day in 1485…

On 22 August 1485, King Richard III was betrayed on the battlefield at Bosworth when the Earl of Northumberland failed to mobilise his battle when signalled. Richard III was slain, thus ending the War of the Roses.

527 years later, in September 2012, I was putting the finishing touches on a manuscript, the opening scene of which was based on the Battle of Bosworth Field — known in the book as “Boswyck Valley”. That same month, the University of Leicester in association with the Richard III Society announced that they had found the remains of Richard III in a car park in Leicester.

True story.

As you were, internets.