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Richard III "Crookback" [1452-1485] -- English Monarch

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Ireland (1483-1485), Lord of

He was the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, which had ruled England since Henry II's reign 1154-1189, and the last English monarch to die on the battlefield. His death in 1485 is generally accepted as marking the beginning of modern English history, and the end of Medieval England.  -30-
 

Chronology

1461
Accedes as Duke of Gloucester
1471/05/21
Henry VI murdered in London Tower, likely at Richard's order
1478
His brother, Clarence, executed for treason on Richard's accusation (drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine)
1483/06/22
The young Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, murdered in London Tower; generally accepted as Richard's doing
1483/07/07
King of England
1484
Richard's only legitimate son (Edward) predeceases him
1485/08/07
Henry Tudor lands in Wales to claim the throne
1485/08/22
Richard killed in Battle of Bosworth Field

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  • Killed by: ¤GARDNER, William
  • Sibling: ¤George, Duke of Clarence
  • Sibling: ¤Edward IV
  • Nephew & Predecessor: ¤Edward V
  • Successor: ¤Henry VII Tudor

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