Plantagenet

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Leicester and the King Richard III Visitor Center

Review of the King Richard Visitor Center, and what to expect when visiting.

Written in December 2014, I visited the cathedral whilst the renovations were being completed to inter King Richard in April of 2015.

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The Royal Coat of Arms of Richard III as seen at Fotheringhay Church
The Royal Coat of Arms of King Richard III

Background to the Coronation of King Richard III and Anne Neville

How did the 4th son of a claimant to the throne of England become King?

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The Society of Antiquaries portrait of King Richard III, thought to be a good likeness.
King Richard III

The Birth of King Richard III

Background to the birth of King Richard III and his early childhood

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Portrait of Henry VI, as displayed at Hatfield House
King Henry VI

Wars of the Roses Part One – The Reign of Henry VI

Introduction to the conflict The Wars of the Roses and the events of the reign of King Henry VI

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King Edward IV, portrait dated to 1540. Owned by the National Portrait Gallery
King Edward IV

The Wars of the Roses Part Two – The Early Years of Edward IV: Conquest and Marriage

Who was King Edward IV and how did he come to the throne?

 

 

 

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Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick

The Wars of The Roses Part 3 – The Betrayal of Warwick the Kingmaker

Why did King Edward IV’s closest ally betray him and what was the outcome?

 

 

 

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Tewkesbury

The Wars of The Roses Part 4 – Ending the Lancastrian cause and The Battle of Tewkesbury

How did King Edward IV eventually become secure on his throne?

 

 

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The Wars of The Roses Part 5 – The Later Reign of Edward IV

The last years of King Edward IV’s reign, and the Treaty of Picquigny

 

 

IMG_472012 Places Associated with King Richard III – written for the 531st anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth

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