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  1. Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 26 June 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty and its cadet branch the House of York. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field marked the end of the Middle Ages in England.

  2. Apr 17, 2024 · Richard III, the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of England. He usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in 1483 and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Learn more about Richard IIIs life and reign in this article.

  3. Apr 2, 2014 · (1452-1485) Who Was Richard III? Richard III served as king of England for only two years, but his reign was one of the most historic and turbulent. He is credited with the responsibility...

  4. Aug 25, 2022 · BBC News. The discovery of the medieval English king Richard III, who fought battle in vain in 1485, has become almost as memorable as the life of the man himself, with details such as his...

  5. Feb 10, 2020 · Richard III of England ruled as king from 1483 to 1485 CE. Richard succeeded Edward V of England (r. Apr-Jun 1483 CE), the son of Edward IV of England (r. 1461-1470 CE & 1471-1483 CE) in mysterious circumstances.

  6. King Richard III. Now famous as the ‘king under a car park’, Richard III was the last English king to die in battle…. Jessica Brain. 13 min read. Richard III is perhaps most well-known now due to the discovery of his remains in a car park in Leicester. He was however an important figure in Englands medieval monarchy: brother to Edward ...

  7. Richard III, (born Oct. 2, 1452, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, Eng.—died Aug. 22, 1485, Bosworth, Leicestershire), Last Yorkist king of England. He was made duke of Gloucester in 1461 after his brother Edward of York had deposed the weak Lancastrian king Henry VI and assumed power as Edward IV .

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