Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 &?ndash; 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485 at the age of 32 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth was the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses.

After the battle Richard's body was taken to Leicester and buried seemingly with haste and little ceremony in the choir of Greyfriars Priory Church.

For more information on how the remains of Richard II were recently discovered and identified see Looking For Richard.

His motto was Loyaulté me lie, "Loyalty binds me"; his personal device was a white boar.

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The Richard III Society

John Ashdown-Hill

Leicester University