The New Student's Reference Work/Bosworth

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Bos′worth, a market town of England, twelve miles from Leicester, near which was fought the famous battle of Bosworth, August, 1485. In this battle, the death of Richard III, who, deserted by his forces, had rushed into the thick of the enemy, crying "Treason, treason," ended the long civil wars of the Roses. At the close of the fight, the crown was found near a hawthorn bush, and was placed by Lord Stanley on the head of the new king, Henry VII, on an eminence which is still called Crown Hill.