Richard III of England Timeline

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  • 2 Oct 1452
    Birth of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England, at Fotheringhay Castle.
  • 1455 - 1487
    Wars of the Roses in England.
  • 1470
    Birth of Prince Edward (eldest son of Edward IV of England), the future Edward V of England.
  • 1471
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is made Constable and Lord High Admiral by Edward IV of England.
  • 14 Apr 1471
    Edward IV of England wins the Battle of Barnet where the Earl of Warwick is killed.
  • 4 May 1471
    Henry VI of England’s only son Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Henry VI is imprisoned in the Tower of London by Edward IV of England.
  • 21 May 1471
    Henry VI of England is murdered in the Tower of London.
  • 1472
    Edward IV of England makes his younger brother Richard the Duke of Gloucester.
  • 12 Jul 1472
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England, marries Anne Neville.
  • 1473
    Birth of Prince Richard, second son of Edward IV of England.
  • 1473
    Birth of Edward of Middleham, son of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England.
  • 1482
    Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England, leads a successful campaign in Scotland which recaptures Berwick.
  • 1483
    Richard III of England imprisons and then likely murders the two young sons of the late Edward IV, the 'Princes in the Tower'.
  • 1483 - 1485
  • Apr 1483 - Jun 1483
    Reign of Edward V of England.
  • 9 Apr 1483
    Edward IV of England dies of a stroke at Westminster.
  • 6 Jul 1483
    Coronation of Richard III of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • Nov 1483
    A plot to overthrow Richard III of England is foiled. The Duke of Buckingham is executed.
  • 1484
    Richard III of England establishes the Royal College of Arms.
  • 9 Apr 1484
    Death of Prince Edward, Richard III of England's son and heir.
  • Jul 1484
    Richard III of England creates the Council of the North.
  • Mar 1485
    Death of Queen Anne Neville, wife of Richard III of England.
  • 8 Aug 1485
    Henry Tudor, future Henry VII of England, lands with an army of French mercenaries at Milford Haven in South Wales.
  • 22 Aug 1485
    Henry Tudor, future Henry VII of England, wins the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III of England is killed.
  • 30 Oct 1485
    Coronation of Henry VII of England in Westminster Abbey.