The Battle of Bosworth.

Well, not the real one – that was in 1485. This was a re-enactment which was basically a weekend of skirmishes, jousting, lots of canons (loud ones at that) and a re-enctment of the battle itself which is basically a load of people dressed in the costume of the day pushing and shoving, bashing each other with assorted weaponry and getting shot at by archers and artillery etc.

And the end result for those who don’t know: Henry Tudor – 1, Richard III – 0. In fact it didn’t go too well for Richard…

The end of the battle for RichardIII - his body paraded round the battle field...
The end of the battle for RichardIII – his body paraded round the battle field… (click to enlarge).

One of the amusing moments: an ingenious hiding place for the booze – in the knight’s lances! Now if they can only get the cork out…

"If I can just get the cork out, we can get seriously drunk..."
“If I can just get the cork out, we can get seriously drunk…”

There’s a few more on Flickr: Battle of Bosworth Re-enactment.

Published by pgtim

A UK amateur photographer.

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