The Princes in the Tower - Chapters 3-4, Richard of Gloucester, Clarence and the Wydvilles Summary & Analysis

Alison Weir (historian)
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Chapters 3-4, Richard of Gloucester, Clarence and the Wydvilles Summary and Analysis

It is not wholly clear whether Edward had Henry VI murdered though the evidence suggests that he did. Richard of Gloucester had probably done the deed.

Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, was born in 1452. He was Edward's brother and seems to have been seriously deformed, barely surviving childhood. When Edward IV became king, Richard was made Duke of Gloucester and educated. Richard stayed loyal to Edward throughout his struggles and was then given many new titles, including that of Chief Constable of England. He was hardened to violence due to his time period. Richard was a typical magnate: hungry for money and power, brave, ruthless, energetic, and loyal. He also had some popularity and good qualities as well.

It is unclear what Richard looked like...

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