Richard III Society HOME The Richard III Society Promoting research into the life and times of Richard III since Patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO Richard III play Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard III Biography Facts Britannica Richard III Richard III, the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of England He usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor thereafter Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth Field Learn about Richard III s life and reign in this article. BBC History King Richard III pictures, video, facts Richard was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth effectively ended the Wars of the Roses He has become infamous because of the disappearance of his young Home King Richard III Visitor Centre Delve deeper into the Wars of The Roses at the King Richard III Visitor Centre s exhibition Murder, Mystery and Mayhem and discover the stories behind the Houses of York and Lancaster, the key characters, battles and events. Exhumation and reburial of Richard III of England The exhumation and reburial of Richard III began with the discovery of the king s remains within the site of the former Greyfriars Friary Church in Leicester, England, in September .Following extensive anthropological and genetic testing, the remains of Richard III, the last English king killed in battle, were ultimately reinterred at Leicester Cathedral on March . Richard III Society RICHARD III HIS LIFE The Richard III Society was founded to promote research into the life and times of Richard III, confident that reasoned debate and scrupulous research would reveal a very different character from the evil caricature of Tudor propaganda. Richard III Dover Thrift Editions The final play in Shakespeare s masterly dramatization of the strife between the Houses of York and Lancaster, Richard III offers a stunning portrait of an archvillain a man of cunning and ruthless ambition who seduces, betrays and murders his way to the throne. Richard III Society American Branch Dedicated to the Arms of King Richard III This volunteer maintained site is sponsored by the American Branch of the England based Richard III Society and devoted to the study of King Richard III, last of the medieval English Kings.The last King to be killed in battle the last of the Plantagenet Kings. King Richard III Facts and Information Primary Facts Richard III was born on nd October and he died on nd August at the Battle of Bosworth When Edward IV, Richard III s brother, died in , Richard was made Lord Protector for King Edward V Edward IV s year old son.