Richard III Society

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Interested in medieval history?

Contact the Richard III Society at Richard3inWA@gmail.com.

Who was he?

When?

He Was:

The last Plantagenet

The last English king

The last king to die on a battlefield

Richard III  National Portrait Gallery, London

He was:

Born at Fotheringhay Castle on 2nd October 1452

King from June 1483 to August 1485

Killed at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485

Fotheringhay Church

What else?

Was this true?

He was:

Made famous by Shakespeare as the hunch-backed king with the withered leg who murdered the Princes in the Tower.

The Princes in the Tower  National Portrait Gallery, London

No,

it was propaganda by the Tudors!

Henry VII,  National Portrait Gallery, London

     

 

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