King Richard III - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

In London, Buckingham and Richard greet Prince Edward. Edward is upset that his other uncles, Rivers and Grey, have been arrested. Richard tells Edward that it was necessary because they were dangerous "false friends," which Edward cannot be brought to believe. Edward also thought his mother and his brother York would be present to greet him. Hastings is sent to bring them from Westminster Abbey, or at least York. The cardinal says he cannot force either of them to leave the sanctuary if they do not want to. Buckingham argues that York cannot claim sanctuary because he is too young to understand it.

Edward asks Richard where he thinks he should stay until his coronation. Richard advises that he stay in the tower, which Edward does not want to do because he does not like it there. York enters with Hastings and the...

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