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In August 1485 Wales was astir. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, had landed at Milford Haven and was calling upon the Welsh to help him depose ’that odious tyrant, Richard’, the Yorkist King. It seemed as if the prophecies of the bards that a British King would again sit upon the English throne were about to be fulfilled. Henry, with his Welsh blood and upbringing, promised to restore to the people of Wales ‘their former liberties, delivering them of such miserable servitudes as they have long stood in’ The young usurper marched on and triumphed at Bosworth Field.


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