Explain why Richard, Duke of Gloucester made himself King in 1483?

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England in mid-1483 was an unstable and dangerous place. The King, Edward IV, had died, and turmoil raged as to who was to be his sons, King Edward V's Protector and rule as Regent until the King was old enough to rule by himself.

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Explain why Richard, Duke of Gloucester made himself King in 1483?Explain why Richard Duke of Gloucester made himself King in 1483?England in mid-1483 was an unstable and dangerous place. The King, Edward IV, had died, and turmoil raged as to who was to be his sons, King Edward V's Protector and rule as Regent until the King was old enough to rule by himself. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester and Uncle to Edward V, became a contender for this right and eventually surpassed this ambition to rule as Regent and instead became King in his own right. There are several different reasons

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