Bosworth, a victory for treachery – and for cowardice, because Henry Tudor didn’t raise a finger, but lurked at the back, behind a protective screen of bodyguards
As far as Ricardians are concerned, the most important (and tragic) medieval battle was Bosworth, but 22nd August 1485 only makes it to number nine of nine! See here – and the description has Lord Stanley as the turncoat who tipped the balance. And here’s me thinking it was his reptilian brother, Sir William. Oh, but his lordship was sneaky as well. All the Stanleys were sneaky and untrustworthy. I’m certain that if Richard III’s heroic charge had sent Tudor into the hereafter, there wouldn’t have been any nobles more loyal to the Plantagenet cause than dear Thomas and William Stanley. Traitors, both of them.
I confess to not having heard of some of the other eight battles which are listed as more important than Bosworth, but I’m sure I’m in the shamed minority of readers! 🙄