The War Of The Roses

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Richard III, King of England 1483 - 1485

Years lived: 1452 - 1485 Years ruled: 1483 - 1485 Son of: Richard, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville Married to: Anne Beauchamp Neville (1472) Children: Edward, Prince of Wales

Richard III, the younger brother of Edward IV, was made duke of Gloucester at age nine. He fough for Edward at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury in 1471. When Edward died in 1483 he took control of Edwards heirs, Edward V and his brother Richard. The young brothers were held in the Tower of London and murdered in June 1483. Richard III was crowned king that year. He was killed by Henry VII at the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Appendix 3 Genealogies

House of Lancaster

The Lancastarian claim to the throne was via Edward III's third son John of Gaunt. In October 1460, an Act of Accord designated that the royal succession would move to the house of York after Henry VI's death. The houses of Lancaster and York were united when Henry VII married the Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.

Sons of Edward III (1312-1377)

Реферат опубликован: 16/05/2009