Richard III, King of England

Richard III, King of England

Male 1452 - 1485  (32 years)

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  • Name Richard III  
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 2 Oct 1452  Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1485  Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • on the Battlefield, Bosworth Field, Market Bosworth, Leicester, England
    Buried 26 Mar 2015  Leicester Cathedral, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Ln, Leicester LE1 5DE, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I37414  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2016 

    Father Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York,   b. 21 Sep 1411, Conisborough Castle, Conisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Dec 1460, Wakefield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York,   b. 3 May 1415, Raby Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1495, Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 0___ 1424  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F13840  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Neville, Queen of England,   b. 11 Jun 1456, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1485, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married SPRING OF 1472  Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • in the chapel of Saint Stephen...
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F13844  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1452 - Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - SPRING OF 1472 - Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1485 - Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Mar 2015 - Leicester Cathedral, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Ln, Leicester LE1 5DE, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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    Richard III of England
    Richard III of England

    Richard III (2 October 1452 - 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 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 Field, the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England.

    He is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare.

    Richard III (1452-1485)
    Richard III (1452-1485)
    Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - The stone tomb covering the grave of Richard III was unveiled Friday, the last act in the reburial of the 15th-century king found beneath a car park.

    The 2.3-tonne slab of Swaledale fossil stone went on public display the day after he was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, central England, in the presence of royalty.

    The light-coloured stone was quarried from land that Richard once owned in Yorkshire, his northern English stronghold.

    The oblong tombstone, facing east, is slightly tilted upwards and has a Christian cross deeply carved into its surface.

    Article contributed by kinsman, Stefani Hennessee

  • Notes 
    • He was the last king of the House of York <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_York > and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_plantagenet >... [2]
    • March 22, 2015

      Richard III Laid to Rest in Leicester Cathedral

      View this site for more images & history of King Richard ...

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2273703/Richard-III-facial-reconstruction-reveals-slain-king-500-years-death.html

      My kingdom for a hearse! 530 years on the little details of Richard III's noble burial will make you proud to be a monarchist
      Five day celebration for the last English king to fall in battle begins today
      Final journey begins at Bosworth Field and ends at Leicester Cathedral
      Richard will be buried on Thursday after he's attended by living relatives
      DNA analysis confirmed remains found in car park in 2012 were Richard’s

      He was the despised ‘crookback’ king of Tudor legend, a murderous stage villain whose brief reign went down in infamy.
      Yet with the 2012 discovery of his mutilated remains in a Leicester car park, Richard III’s reputation has been transformed. And starting today comes a remarkable national celebration for the last English king to fall in battle.
      From the embroidered linen bags containing his tiny hands and feet, to the simple tomb carved in Swaledale rock, the five days of ceremony are packed with thought-provoking detail.

      Scroll down for video

      His final journey will start at 1.05pm today close to Bosworth Field where he was killed in 1485 before ending at Leicester Cathedral, where our last Plantagenet king will lie in repose until his burial on Thursday.
      Richard will be attended by his closest living relatives and peers descended from the noblemen who fought at Bosworth. The Queen will be represented by the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Gloucester.


      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3005944/My-kingdom-hearse-530-years-little-details-Richard-III-s-noble-burial-make-proud-monarchist.html#ixzz3V7UAyVBJ

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3005944/My-kingdom-hearse-530-years-little-details-Richard-III-s-noble-burial-make-proud-monarchist.html#ixzz3V7TwoKkZ
      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3005944/My-kingdom-hearse-530-years-little-details-Richard-III-s-noble-burial-make-proud-monarchist.html#ixzz3V7TsOupk [8]
    • It took more than 500 years to find the remains of King Richard III, and for those who discovered him, the months spent proving his identity felt just as long. This is the inside story of the 2012 unearthing of Britain's much-maligned monarch. Follow the remarkable story from the history-making excavation of a city parking lot, to the battery of tests that followed. From skeletal analysis, to CT scans, to DNA profiling, join scientists as they unlock the skeleton's secrets and confirm the true identity. The clues they discover may reveal what really happened in the King's final, grisly moments...

      Click here for images & video of this amazing discovery ... http://bit.ly/1gqZXbL

      The king's facial structure was produced using a scientific approach, based on anatomical assessment and interpretation, and a 3D replication process known as 'stereolithography'.

      Click here to view his images ... http://dailym.ai/1nDRmS8 [9, 10]
    • Henry III, King of England, Fox in the Henhouse

      Posted on December 9, 2014


      I had been so looking forward to the results of the DNA processing of King Richard the III. Richard was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was reportedly buried in the “choir of the church” at the Greyfriars friary in Leicester. The friary was dissolved in 1538, following the orders of King Henry VIII who ordered all monasteries destroyed. The building was later destroyed, and over the years, the exact location of the cemetery was lost. In 2012, the friary location was found again, quite by accident and remains believed to be King Richard III were discovered buried under the car park, or what is known as a parking lot in the US.

      Richard had a very distinctive trait – scoliosis to the point where his right shoulder was higher than his left. He was also described, at age 32, as a fine-boned hunchback with a withered arm and a limp. This, in addition to his slim build and his battle injuries led investigators to believe, and later confirm through mitochondrial DNA matching, that it was indeed Richard. At least they are 99% sure that it is Richard using archaeological, osteological and radiocarbon dating, in addition to DNA and good old genealogy. [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51657] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I9796&tree=00.

    2. [S51715] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England.

    3. [S7086] "Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland (c. 1379 - 1440)",.

    4. [S51651] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_IV_of_England.

    5. [S6258] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecily_Neville,_Duchess_of_York.

    6. [S7023] Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 40.

    7. [S7847] "Lady Anne Neville (11 June 1456 - 16 March 1485)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Neville.

    8. [S5718] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3005944/My-kingdom-hearse-530-years-little-details-Richard-III-s-noble-burial-ma.

    9. [S51717] http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3381029/the-kings-skeleton-richard-iii-revealed.

    10. [S51718] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2273703/Richard-III-facial-reconstruction-reveals-slain-king-500-years-de.

    11. [S4113] http://dna-explained.com/.