- 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 last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, symbolises the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare."
- Richard III (r. 1483-1485) "usurped the throne from the young Edward V, who disappeared with his younger brother while under their ambitious uncle's supposed protection..."
- Richard III's burial takes place - 26 March 2015
"The remains of King Richard III have been buried at Leicester Cathedral.
A special service took place during which actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who's a distant relation of the king, read a poem.
The poem was specially written for the occasion by poet Carol Ann Duffy."
+ Who was Richard III?