Richard III

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Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, stained glass window in St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow

Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York: Important Figure During the War of the Roses

September 21, 1411 was a day that changed history. The birth of Richard, Duke of York, led to the start of the War of the Roses and a royal bloodline that has been connected to him in some way since.

Richard III's remains begin five day journey to final resting place | Daily Mail Online

Richard III's remains begin five day journey to final resting place | Daily Mail Online

Richard III's prayer book, found in his tent after the Battle of Bosworth field

Medieval Histories

Early on Leicester Cathedral appointed a Liturgy Committee to come up with a plan for the reinterment of Richard III. The result has now been revealed.

Richard III's Banner, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester, England.

Richard's Banner, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester, England, April 2015

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Richard III banner in St James, Sutton Cheney, where Richard III is reputed to have taken his last mass before the Battle of Bosworth.  Richard III was the founder of the College of Arms in 1484 and his personal coat of arms was of great significance to himself.  Blue, or azure meant truth and loyalty // Maroon, sanguine or murray meant patience in battle yet victorious // The boar meant bravery, fights to the death // White or silver meant peace and sincerity

Richard III banner

Richard III banner in St James, Sutton Cheney, where Richard III is reputed to have taken his last mass before the Battle of Bosworth. Richard III was the founder of the College of Arms in 1484 and his personal coat of arms was of great significance to himself. Blue, or azure meant truth and loyalty // Maroon, sanguine or murray meant patience in battle yet victorious // The boar meant bravery, fights to the death // White or silver meant peace and sincerity

King Richard's helmet at the Tower, London

King Richard's helmet at the Tower, London

Richard III's remains begin five day journey to final resting place | Daily Mail Online

ROBERT HARDMAN watches as Richard III is taken to last resting place

In one of the strangest royal processions in history, the remains of Richard III progressed through Leicester, with the king making his way past KFC, McDonald’s and the rest.

Battle of Bosworth

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'Demonised' Richard III was actually quite a looker, expert claims | Metro News

'Demonised' Richard III was actually quite a looker, expert claims

Shakespeare may have taken some liberties

King Richard III

Did Richard III Really Murder the Princes in the Tower?

The fate of the Princes in the Tower fascinates us. But who gain most from their disappearance? Their uncle Richard III, vilified by the Tudors and William Shakespeare? Or was it Henry Tudor?

12 buildings in use today that were around when King Richard III was on the throne

12 buildings in use today that were around when King Richard III was on the throne