Richard III

(Duke of Gloucester) 1452–85, king of England 1483–85.
(italics) a drama (1592–93?) by Shakespeare.
1452–85, king of England (1483–85), notorious as the suspected murderer of his two young nephews in the Tower of London. He proved an able administrator until his brief reign was ended by his death at the hands of Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field


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