During my independent history lessons, I realized something. The ascension or fall of a king can be decided by the intervention of a single noble house. The most significant example of this was during the Battle of Bosworth Field at the end of the War for the Roses. When Richard III faced Henry VII, House Stanley waited on the outskirts of the battle to see who would likely win. When it became clear that Henry VII would win, House Stanley sided with him and sealed the fate of England under the Tudor Dynasty. Richard III died that day and would not receive a proper burial for five hundred years. I will be drawing inspiration from House Stanley’s intervention for the epic battle in my fantasy book.

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