Richard III early life comic

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  • Richard III in Fortheringhay Castle, Northhampshire in his early teens with his parents.
  • Richard 's father Richard of York in 1455 challenged the current Lancastrian king's right to the throne.
  • We must go to war with the Lancastrian Forces.
  • Finally, in 1455 fighting erupted at the battle of St. Albans. Richard had defeated the Lancastrian forces situated there.
  • Richard is a happy man living with his mother and father in Fortheringhay castle. His father was Richard Duke of York and his mother was Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.
  • Within a few weeks of Richard of York's death, the eldest surviving brother of his was Edward IV not Richard III. Edward IV was acclaimed king instead.
  • I should've been King :{
  • The king at the time was the Lancastrian Henry VI was strong but a weak ruler. Richard seized his opportunity by attacking the Lancastrians
  • As he grew older the Lancastrian line had virtually been extinguished. Then Edward had suddenly died. This left the people in a great shock as many kings usually died in battle
  • Im King! really, oh well what do i do now. I'm only 12.
  • Edward your father has died you are know meant to be king
  • However, Richard Duke of York died in 1460 at the battle of Wakefield as well as Richard III's elder brother Edmund Earl of Rutland, he was only 8 at the time.
  • In 1470 Richard was a Uncle of two young boys named Richard and Edward. They were known as the princes in the tower.The tower was called the tower of London.
  • The Tower of London
  • He later Married Elizabeth Woodvile and had many sons and daughters. The eldest son being Edward V. If he died he would take over the throne.
  • After Edward IV death his eldest son Edward V was only 12. He had a extremely short reign as king as his reign didn't last 2 months. Richard was still alive and had witnessed his father and one of his brother death. Richard Duke of Gloucester now became Lord protector
  • One month after Edward the V 's death in 1483 July, Richard Duke of Gloucester was crowned Richard III King of England. The two princes were never seen again. It is rumoured that Richard had killed them for extended time on the throne. Although this is just a theory, a history theory!
  • The Princes of the Tower
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