What is Richard III?

  • (noun): King of England from 1483 to 1485; seized the throne from his nephew Edward V who was confined to the Tower of London and murdered; his reign ended when he was defeated by Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field (1452-1485).

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Cultural Depictions Of Richard III Of England
... Richard III of England has been depicted in literature and popular culture many times ... portrayed as a villain, most famously in Shakespeare's play Richard III, but also in other literature of the period ... Richard's life was not much depicted again until the 20th century when the "Ricardian" movement sought to restore his reputation ...
List Of Shakespearean Characters (L–Z) - W
... The Abbott of Westminster (fict) supports Richard and the Bishop of Carlisle in Richard II ... Stanley (hist), the historical brother of Lord Stanley from Richard III, is a minor character of the Yorkist faction in Henry VI, Part 3 ... Willoughby (hist) is a supporter of Bolingbroke in Richard II ...
List Of Shakespearean Characters (L–Z) - Y
... (hist) assists Queen Elizabeth and the little Duke of York to obtain sanctuary in Richard III ... Duchess of York The Duchess of York (1) (unnamed) character in Richard II, a composite of Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York, died 1392, the mother of Aumerle, and Joan Holland, who bore no children ... She outlives him to mourn the death of two of their sons in Richard III ...
Sent (novel) - Plot Summary
... Edward V and his 10-year-old brother, Richard, the Duke of York ... that they are the princes and kings of London, that Richard III wants them dead, and that their mother has a plan for their escape ... next morning, the group leaves the Tower and joins the coronation of Richard III ...

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