August

1 2 3 4 August 1483

Richard visits Tewkesbury Abbey for the last time and gave the abbot a gift of 310

5 August 1483

Richard visits Worcester

6 7 August 1485

Henry Tudor lands at Milford Haven in Wales

8 9 10 August 1439

Anne Plantagenet, Richard's oldest sister, born at Hatfield or Fotheringhay

11 12 13 14
15 16 17 August 1473

Richard Duke of York and son of Edward IV born in Shrewsbury

18 August 1478

Mary of Burgundy marries Maximilian, son of the Holy Roman Emperor

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22 August 1481

Richard creates knights and bannerets at Berwick, including Francis Lovell

22 August 1485

Battle of Bosworth. Richard III is killed.

The Middleham Standard will fly at half mast at Middleham Castle every 22 August to commemorate Richard's death.

23 24 August 1482

Richard's army captures Berwick from the Scots

24 August 1483

Edward (son of Richard III and Anne Neville) created Prince of Wales

25 26 August 1470

Richard appointed Warden of the West March

27 August 1483

Richard grants Buckingham the Hereford inheritance

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29 August 1475

Peace agreed between England and France at Picquigny

30 31 August 1964

Plaque at well at Bosworth to cover and replace original plaque

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