Chris Skidmore in Bath

Thursday 22nd August 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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In his new book, Bosworth, renowned historian Chris Skidmore returns to the Tudor Dynasty with his trademarked flair.

On 22nd August 1485, Richard III’s mighty army prepared to defeat Henry Tudor’s inferior force, only to be ferociously defeated. Bosworth was the last event to see a king die in combat, and Skidmore explores the ruthless circumstances leading to that fateful day on the battlefield. Bosworth is a thrilling tale of the brutal civil wars and epic battles that led to the rise of the Tudor family from obscure Welsh gentry to the throne of England.

MP for Kingswood, Skidmore’s ability to combine impeccable research with absorbing narrative has led to Bosworth being described in The Spectator as the definitive account of the battle. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him talk about this turning-point in English history – on the anniversary of the battle itself.