- n. King of England from 1483 to 1485; seized the throne from his nephew Edward V who was confined to the Tower of London and murdered; his reign ended when he was defeated by Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field (1452-1485)
“The Richard III Society, founded in 1924, now claims nearly 3,500 members worldwide.”
“The twisted set he used for Richard III was all the deformity he needed to bring to the part.”
“Tell that to Marc Antony after Actium, to Richard III after Bosworth Field, she answered.”
“Just as Richard III bore a reputation for centuries as an unredeemably wicked hunchback, so Henry VII has been remembered for his outstanding avarice.”
“Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cambridge, had been beheaded for conspiring against Henry V; Richard III had been born here; Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devonshire, had been imprisoned here.”
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