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John Speed: Leicester

Map: LEICS226
 
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: Leicester
Date: 1614
Published: London
Width: 22 inches / 56 cm
Height: 17 inches / 44 cm
Map ref: LEICS226
Description:
The Battle of Bosworth (or Bosworth Field) was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses. The victorious Henry Tudor became the first English Monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in battle. His burial place was recently found in Leicester.