Henry VII and the Oxfordshire Plot

Wednesday 26th June at 8pm
Rewley House

On 22 August 1485, Henry Tudor emerged from the Battle of Bosworth victorious. His disparate army vanquished the forces of Richard III and, according to Shakespeare over a century later, brought ‘smooth-faced peace, with smiling aplenty and fair prosperous days’ back to England. Yet, all was not well early in the Tudor reign. Despite later attempts to portray Henry VII as single-handedly uniting a war-torn England after three decades of conflict, the kingdom was anything but settled. Soon, in Oxford, a plot was underway to kill the Tudor king. This brand new talk by historian Nathen Amin reveals just how close the Tudors came to overthrow, long before the myth of their greatness had taken hold on our public consciousness.