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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 III’s life and reign in this article.

  3. Aug 25, 2022 · 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 unlikely resting...

  4. Apr 2, 2014 · Richard III was king of England for two turbulent years. He is best known for being accused of murdering his nephews to protect his throne.

  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. Richard III - Wars, Usurpation, Defeat: Richard III presented himself as a reformer committed to justice and morality who would remedy the supposed misrule of Edward IV’s last years and the sexual license of his brother’s court.

  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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