Very accurate summary
Today in 1483, Westminster Abbey saw the crowning of the last Plantagenet King, Richard III.
It was a remarkable coronation, and was celebrated with much pomp and ceremony. It also happened quickly, and up until a few months before, couldn’t have been foreseen by many.
Even Richard himself must have thought of how the twists of fate had led him to that moment.
This is a brief, high level background to the events that led to Richard becoming King, and is by no means a full account.
The purpose of this blog is to give the reader an idea of how the 4th son of a claimant to the throne of England became King.
The full story is a long one, dear reader, and is destined for another day!
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