Tom asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 years ago

What era was Richard III King of England?

ie, was he medieval, dark ages etc

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  • 7 years ago
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    Richard III was the last King of the House of York. born on 2nd October 1452. Which places him in late medieval times. After the death of Edward IV in April 1483 his 12 year old son, Edward V became his successor, the struggle for control ended when in June 1483. Edward and his brother were held in the Tower of London and Edwards claim to the throne was declared invalid by Bishop Stillington. On June the 25th Edward was deposed, and on June 26th the Accession of Richard III was announced. (The Princess were probably killed in August or September of that year.)

    Richard was never popular, and so the events of Bosworth Field, 22nd August 1485, in which parts of Richards Army under the control of the Stanley brothers defected to support Henry Tudor are somewhat understandable. Richard died at Bosworth Field, so ended the House of York, and with the accession of Henry Tudor as Henry VII so began the Tudor lineage.

    Just as a tip, Dark Ages are generally thought of now as applying to Western Europe post Roman late 400'sAD and pre Norman, before 900AD.

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  • 7 years ago

    During the Late Medieval Period,which the vast majority of academic historians date from c1300 to 1492.

    Richard III was king 1483-1485.

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  • Yun
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    7 years ago

    He ruled during the Medieval period.

    Specifically to England, he was near the end of the "War of the Roses," which was a war that raged for several generations between two rival families for the throne of England.

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  • PAMELA
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    7 years ago

    Richard III was born in 1452 and was killed at the battle of bosworth field in 1485, he became king in 1483

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  • Lomax
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    7 years ago

    It is important to recogise that history does not divide itself into convenient chunks for the ease of later scholars.

    Having said that, the Battle of Bosworth (1485), when Richard III died, is sometimes - for ease of reference if not for total accuracy - regarded as the end of the Mediaeval era in England.

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  • 7 years ago

    He is traditionally the last king of the Middle Ages.

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  • 7 years ago

    What was for one is medieval, for another was dark age, so the best if you turn to the british version of Wikipedia

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