The sequel to Bosworth was the whole Tudor age—which, without it, might never have been as it was. Of course, Richard III— considering what he was and the general distrust and detestation of him on account of his great crime—might have been overthrown at some other time in another way. On the other hand, if Edward IV had lived his full span, or Richard done his duty by his brother’s children, the Yorkist line would in all probability have gone on and the whole surface appearance of English political history would have been different—not perhaps the permanent course of the country, for that is determined by deeper forces and factors.
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