Richard III

noun
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)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain
Member Holonyms: ↑York, ↑House of York

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  • Richard III. — Richard III. ist der Name folgender Personen: Richard III. (Normandie) ( 1001–1027), Herzog der Normandie Richard III. (England) (1452–1485), König von England Richard III. bezeichnet: Richard III. (Drama), ein Theaterstück von William… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Richard III — Richard III, King (1452 85) the king of England from 1483 until his death. When his brother, King Edward IV, died in 1483, Richard had the job of taking care of Edward s sons, who were still boys. But he put the boys in prison in the Tower of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Richard III. — Richard III., der Buckelige, geb. 1450, jüngster Bruder Eduards IV., Herzog von Gloucester, führte für seinen minderjährigen Neffen Eduard V. die Regentschaft, ließ sich aber 1483 selbst krönen u. Eduard V. sowie dessen jüngern Bruder ermorden.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Richard III — 1. (Duke of Gloucester) 1452 85, king of England 1483 85. 2. (italics) a drama (1592 93?) by Shakespeare. * * * born Oct. 2, 1452, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, Eng. died Aug. 22, 1485, Bosworth, Leicestershire Last Yorkist king of… …   Universalium

  • Richard III — (Shakespeare)    Written probably in late 1591, Richard III is the final component in William Shakespeare’s tetralogy (i.e., four play cycle) depicting the WARS OF THE ROSES. Because of its powerfully drawn central character, Richard III is among …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

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  • Richard III — Richard the Third, who was the king of England from June 26th, 1483, until August 22nd, 1485 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • RICHARD III —    king of England from 1483 to 1486, youngest brother of Edward IV., and last of the Plantagenets, born at Fotheringhay Castle; in 1461 was created Duke of Gloucester by his brother for assisting him to win the crown; faithfully supported Edward …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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