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  Richard III of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard was born at Fotheringay Castle, the eighth and youngest and fourth surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (who had been a strong claimant to the throne of King Henry VI) and Cecily Neville.
A lasting mystery surrounding the accession of Richard was the disappearance and presumed death of Richard's nephews, known as the Princes in the Tower.
Worth argues that Richard III's contribution to shaping a just society by improvements to the legal system was buried by the Tudors because it conflicted with the image of a villainous and hated monarch that they wished to present in their attempt to minimize hostility towards their regime.
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 Richard III (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard's language and undertones of self-remorse seem to indicate that, in the final hour, he is repentant for his evil deeds, however, it is too late.
Richard III is the culmination of the cycle of "Wars of the Roses" plays.
It is perhaps strange that in presenting the cycle of vengeance Shakespeare omitted the fact that the real-life Richard himself had a son who died prematurely, which some contemporary historians viewed as divine retribution for the fate of Edward's sons--which of course Margaret would claim as retribution for the fate of her son.
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 Richard III of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Richard III (October 2 1452 - August 22 1485) was the King of England from 1483 until his death and the last from the House of York.
Richard was born at Fotheringay Castle the fourth son of Richard Duke of York (who had been a strong claimant the throne of King Henry VI) and Cecily Neville.
Richard spent much of his childhood Middleham Castle where he later made his married He was involved in ongoing battles between alliances of the House of Lancaster and the House of York factions during the last half of 15th Century.
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 William III (of England, Scotland, and Ireland) - MSN Encarta
William III (of England, Scotland, and Ireland), called William of Orange (1650-1702), King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702), and stadtholder of the Netherlands (1672-1702), who helped form the Grand Alliance and led England in its so-called Glorious Revolution.
Born on November 14, 1650, in The Hague, Holland, William was the posthumous son of William II, prince of Orange and stadtholder of the Netherlands, and Mary, eldest daughter of the English King Charles I.
As a result of William's superior diplomacy, however, which also included the strengthening of ties with England by his marriage (1677) to the English princess Mary (eldest daughter of his uncle, James, Duke of York, later King James II), Louis XIV agreed to terminate the war on terms favourable to the Dutch.
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 National Monarchies, England - Rule of the Tudors
Richard III used bribes and skillful diplomacy to persuade the duke of Brittany to surrender his rival, Henry Tudor, and it almost worked.
Richard III's defeat and death at Bosworth on August 22, 1485 began the destruction of his reputation by Tudor propaganda - crowned by Shakespeare's portrait of Evil Incarnate.
Rumors that Richard III plotted Anne's death were so widespread after the queen died in 1485 that the king had to deny them publicly.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - Richard III.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Richard III, the last of England's Plantagenet King's, was born at Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire on 2nd October, 1452, the eleventh child and fourth surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, (premier descendant of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, the third son of Edward III) and Cecily Neville.
Richard III sat uneasily on his throne in 1483, unloved by the many of his people, deeply distrusted by the nobility after the manner of Lord Hastings demise.
Richard's parliaments passed many acts that were advantageous to the poor and dealt with the administration of justice.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /plantagenet_14.htm   (1484 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Richard (III, King of England 1483-1485)
Richard was born during the War of the Roses and along with George an elder brother, was moved from one safe location to another as the fortunes of their father changed.
At the end of June 1461, Richard's eldest brother Edward became king of England as Edward IV and later that year Richard was given the title of Duke of Gloucester and made a member of the Order of the Garter.
Richard's schooling was entrusted to Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the 'Kingmaker') and Richard spent several years at Middleham Castle in Yorkshire learning the noble arts of hunting and jousting.
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Richard views women as tools, as shown by his various asides to the audience when he announces his plots, where the marrying of Anne or Elizabeth are only moves in his elaborate games of intrigue and power.
Richard is the culmination of this strife, a monstrous incarnation of evil that springs from a context of decayed public morality.
They are the essential contrast to Richard's evil, and through their struggles against his dominance they serve not only to illustrate the necessity of the restoration of order, but to bring about that restoration.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Richard III, the eleventh child of Richard, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, was born in 1452.
Richard's power was immense, and upon the death of Edward IV, he positioned himself to seize the throne from the young Edward V.
Richard of Gloucester was crowned Richard III on July 6, 1483.
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 King Richard III
Richard III, King of England, youngest son of Richard, Duke of York, by Cicely Neville, was born at Fotheringhay on the 2nd of October 1452.
It was in Richard's charge that Edward was brought to London on the 4th of May. Richard was recognized as protector, the Woodville faction was overthrown, and the queen with her younger children took sanctuary at Westminster.
On the 13th of June came the famous scene when Richard appeared suddenly in the council baring his withered arm and accusing Jane Shore and the queen of sorcery; Hastings, Morton and Stanley were arrested and the first-named at once beheaded.
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 Richard III Society-Online In Memoriam August 2002-
May the truth of Richard's life and reign be fully known eventually, and may he and his beloved Anne enjoy forever the Vision of Your glory.
Richard III, King of England was a brave King, to fight so valiantly and to have 1/3 of his army turn coat and fight against him.
Though Richard was a man of his times and no saint, I truly believe he was innocent of the murder of the boys.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> 1485   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
August 22 - Battle of Bosworth Field is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of England Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond.
August 22 - Richard III wins the Battle of Bosworth Field, only to be killed by Edmund Blackadder.
December 16 - Catherine of Aragon, queen of Henry VIII of England (died 1536)
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 England Royal Coins, English Kings Coins, England Kings Coins
England was extending her borders, first bringing Wales under the crown, and then warring with Scotland, constantly having to deal with a restive nation to the North.
The grandson of Edward III was born in 1367 in Bordeaux.
Henry was born in England in 1421 and became king of England in 1422.
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 Richard III Society - American Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Dedicated to the study of the life and a reassessment of the reputation of Richard III and the study of fifteenth-century English history and culture
The Richard III Society, American Branch, sponsors five annual awards in the amount of $2,000, as well as an annual $30,000 dissertation fellowship, for graduate students working in the field of later medieval English history and culture.
This fifteenth-century York townhouse was home to one of the members of City Council present when the famous memorandum about Richard III being "pitifully slain and murdered" was written.
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 Richard III Page
The boys, Edward V, aged approximately 12 and Richard, Duke of York, approximately 10, were the only sons of Edward and his wife Elizabeth Woodville, and the elder was proclaimed Edward V in 1483.
Richard usurped the throne and in July 1483 was crowned king.
The best-known fictional representation of Richard is that by William Shakespeare, in
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Richard's path to the throne is hampered by various obstacles who must be removed: firstly, his elder brother, Clarence, a gentle and trusting man who is murdered in the Tower of London.
Following Richard's elimination of the Prime Minister, Lord Hastings, a reign of terror commences, during which the country's elite flock to Richard's side and allow him to achieve his ultimate aim: he is crowned King Richard III of England.
RICHARD III The home page for the MGM-UA film Richard III, where the Queen of Scots luxury touring Train is used to good effect as the Royal Train.
www.queenofscots.co.uk /qosrich.html   (609 words)

 Title: "Richard III" - Topics: Drama/England; World/England
Looking for Richard in which Al Pacino gives an entertaining introduction to the play and its historical and dramatic background.
With the corrections and supplementation contained in the Learning Guide to "Looking for Richard", the movie can be a valuable adjunct to the study of the Wars of the Roses, a pivotal time in English History.
Richard then elicits our sympathy about his deformity and the injustice of the fact that he cannot "strut before a wanton ambling nymph".
www.teachwithmovies.com /CMP/guides/richard-iii.html   (592 words)

 Richard III, King of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Although he only reigned for 26 months, Richard III, youngest surviving child of Richard and Cecily, Duke and Duchess of York, is one of the most controversial figures in English history.
But then I discovered the Richard III museum in York, which presents the good-wise-tragic view, with some wonderful displays and an audio presentation (Richard III takes the stand, and is questioned by the counsel for the Prosecution and the Defense in a "trial" to determine if he killed his nephews or not).
I'm a big fan of Shakespeare's Richard (he's in the Shrine of Villainy, after all), but couldn't help wondering about this other version.
www.ealasaid.com /fan/richardiii   (262 words)

 Worcestershire Branch of the Richard III Society in England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Richard was born in Fotheringhay Castle in 1452.
Richard III was king of England from 1483 to 1485.
To quote just two of their smears: there is no evidence that Richard had a hunchback, and no evidence that he murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower.
www.richardiiiworcs.co.uk /questionanswers.html   (423 words)

 The Genealogy Website of Adams/Simpson - pafg631 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Richard III, King of England [Parents] was born on 2 Oct 1452 in Fotheringhay,Northampton,England.
Miss Richard III England [Concubine #1] was born about 1452 in Of,Gloucester,Gloucestershire,England.
Miss Richard III England [Concubine #2] was born about 1453 in Of,Westminster,Middlesex,England.
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 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: England: Society and Culture: History: Monarchy: Plantagenet: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Devoted to the study of Richard and his treatment in history, literature and drama as well as the Wars of the Roses and 15th century England in general.
The Richard III Foundation, Inc - "An international non-profit educational organization born out of the need for serious research of King Richard III and to reinstate the image of the King in the context of his times".
The Richard III Society - In the belief that many of the features of the traditional accounts are not supported by sufficient evidence, the purpose of this society is to promote research into his life and times, and thereby secure a reassessment of his reputation and of his place in history.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Society_and_Culture/History/Monarchy/Plantagenet/Richard_III   (372 words)

 Amazon.com: Richard III: England's Black Legend: Books: Desmond Seward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Richard III was born on 2 October 1452 at Fotheringay in Northamptonshire, sixth and youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of York.
What is weakest in the book is the author's pronounced psychological naivete: even as he writes of Richard as an alert political strategist, willing to do anything to advance his own cause, the author interprets his attitudes and decisions as if they were being made by someone with average working-class values and education.
Almost all historians of Richard III are guilty of writing from bias, but it is not usually so suffocating as this.
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 Richard III, King of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Parliament voted unanimously to make Richard king, and he was crowned almost immediately, while the boys were kept in their royal apartments at the Tower of London.
But by the end of the year, the boys had vanished, and Richard was dealing with rebellion on a major scale, led by the Duke of Buckingham.
The uprising was scotched with Buckingham's execution the next month, and Richard took steps to ensure his security on the throne amid unrest and nasty rumours of various kinds.
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