Who was the only British king to be crowned on the battlefield?
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It is told that Henry found Richard's crown on the battlefield and placed it on his head. Henry VII was crowned king and married Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth of York a move that was to end the Wars of the Roses.
Henry Tudor landed in Pembrokeshire in the summer of 1485 and, gathering supporters on his march through Wales, defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry became King Henry VII of England and Richard was slain during the battle by the powerful Welsh knight Rhys ap Thomas by a blow to the head from his poleaxe.