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RICHARD III

WHY AND HOW DID RICHARD III MAKE HIMSELF KING?
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was empowered by his marriage to Anne Neville, heir too
much of Warwick's estate.
Edward IV's immediate successor was his son (Edward V) and facing a desperate
struggle against the ambitions of the Woodville family,…

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RICHARD III


RICHARD'S ATTEMPTS TO RETAIN POWER:
`Richard cultivated a pious, God-fearing and just monarch' ­ Andrew Pickering
Legislation was passed through parliament outlawing benevolences.
Death of his son = 1484, Death of his wife =1485
Made plans to marry Edwards's daughter, Elizabeth claims of incest, alienated the
enemies of…

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