Richard III Plantagenet King Of ENGLAND[1, 2]

Male 1452 - 1485  (32 years)


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  • Name Richard III Plantagenet King Of ENGLAND  [3, 4
    Born 2 Oct 1452  Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1485  Battle Of Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England (Killed) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Tomb Destroyed) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13450  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Married Bef 18 Oct 1424  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F13104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne NEVILLE,   b. 11 Jun 1456, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1484-1485, Westminster Palace, Middlesex, England (Tuberculosis) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1472  Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Edward PLANTAGENET, 7th Duke Of Cornwall,   b. Abt Dec 1473, Middleham Castle, North Riding Yorkshire, England (Dsp & Vp) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1484, Middleham Castle, North Riding Yorkshire, England (Dsp & Vp) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, proclaimed King as Richard III 26 June 1483 (b. 2 Oct 1452; crowned with Anne 6 July 1483; defeated by Henry VII and killed at Battle of Bosworth (the last engagement of the Wars of the Roses) 22 Aug 1485), having had issue [Edward Plantagenet, Prince of Wales, dvp 9 April 1484]. [Burke's Peerage]

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      Before his usurpation, Richard III (reigned 1483-85) had a strong power base in the north, and his reliance on northerners during his reign was to increase resentment in the south. Richard concluded a truce with Scotland to reduce his commitments in the north; he attempted genuine reconciliation by showing consideration to Lancastrians purged from office by Edward IV, and moved Henry VI's body to St George's Chapel at Windsor; the first laws written entirely in English were passed during his reign. In 1484, Richard's only legitimate son Edward predeceased him.

      Resentment against Richard grew. On 7 August 1485, Henry Tudor (a direct descendant through his mother Margaret Beaufort, of John of Gaunt, one of Edward III's younger sons) landed at Milford Haven in Wales to claim the throne. On 22 August in a two-hour battle at Bosworth, Henry's forces (assisted by Lord Stanley's private army of around 7,000 which was deliberately posted so that he could join the winning side) defeated Richard's larger army and Richard was killed. Buried without a monument in Leicester, Richard's bones were scattered during the English Reformation.

    RULED:
    • 1483-1485

  • Sources 
    1. [S579] Jim Weber.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.

    3. [S216] Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on, Richard III (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S12] Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, 16 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S25] Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999, 161-19 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S63] Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, XII/2:908-9 (Reliability: 3).