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Subject: New Battle of Bosworth Field site revealed
YelliChink    2/19/2010 5:10:08 PM The true site of one of the most decisive battles in English history has been revealed. Bosworth, fought in 1485, which saw the death of Richard III, was believed to have taken place on Ambion Hill, near Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire. But a study of original documents and archaeological survey of the area has now pinpointed a site in fields more than a mile to the south west. A long-running debate over the true location of the battle prompted a £1m, four-year project, led by the Battlefields Trust, to be set up. Evidence such as cannon balls - now the largest collection of that date in Europe - and pieces of armour have been used to confirm the site.
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