The first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" (ruler, leader, king) and "hard" (strong, brave, court), therefore it means "powerful leader" as well as "King's Court". The name Richard is most often used as a boy name or male name.
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... They originally planned to depose Richard III and place Edward V back on the throne ... Richard eventually put down the rebellion Henry's ships ran into a storm and had to go back to Brittany, and Buckingham's army was greatly troubled by the same storm and ... in disguise but was turned in for the bounty Richard had put on his head, and he was convicted of treason and beheaded in Salisbury on 2 November ...
... declared Edward V illegitimate, offering Richard the throne, and he accepted it, becoming Richard III ... Buckingham moved quickly to support Richard's claim ... He was with Richard when they took possession of the young King Edward V at Stony Stratford in April 1483, and he played a major role in the coup d'etat ...
... Richard of Cornwall married firstly, on 30 March 1231 at Fawley, Buckinghamshire, Isabel Marshal, widow of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester, and ... who married Margaret de Clare (born 1250, died shortly before November 1312), daughter of Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife, Maud de Lacy, daughter of ... By an unknown mistress or mistresses, Richard of Cornwall had several illegitimate children, including three sons and a daughter Philip of Cornwall, a priest ...
... died, there was an eclipse, which some took to be an omen of Richard's fall from heavenly grace ... Richard is said to have wept at her funeral ... Nevertheless, rumours circulated that Richard had poisoned her in order to marry his niece Elizabeth of York ...
... Neville (11 June 1456 – 16 March 1485) was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), who became ... Her father Warwick betrothed her as a girl to Richard, youngest brother of King Edward IV of York, then later arranged her marriage to Edward, the son of King Henry VI of Lancaster ... After the deaths of Edward and Warwick, she married Richard ...
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“I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.”
—William Burroughs (b. 1914)
“If thee thy brittle beauty so deceives,
Know then the thing that swells thee is thy bane;
For the same beauty doth, in bloody leaves.
The sentence of thy early death contain.”
—Sir Richard Fanshawe (16081666)