Richard III

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Synopsis of Richard after a long civil war England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks. But the king’ younger brother Richard, Dukes of Gloucester, resents Edward IV's power and the happiness of those around him.

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Richard IIIIIIPhoto by Carol RoseggSynopsis of Richardfter a long civil war England enjoys a period ofpeace under King Edward IV and the victoriousYorks. But the king younger brother Richard, Dukesof Gloucester, resents Edward IV's power andthe happiness of those around him. Malicious,power-hungry and bitter about his physical deformity,Richard plots to seize the throne by removing any andall impediments between him and the crown.ARichard halts the procession accompanying the casketof the former-King Henry VI. Over Henry coffin LadysAnne Neville, daughter-in-law of Henry IV and wife ofPrince Edward (both of whom Richard has murdered),curses Richard. He manipulates her so successfully thatshe agrees to be his bride. Richardnext step is to causesthe murder of his older brother George, Duke ofClarence next in line for the throne. By insinuatingtheClarence committed treason, Richard has his brotherarrested (having already arranged for him to bemurdered while imprisoned). Richard is now positionedto serve as regent to King Edward IV's son (also namedEdward), the Prince of Wales, until he comes of age.Ailing, Edward IV succumbs to illness; and Richard sendsthe Prince of Wales and his younger brother to theTower better toprotectthem. He then moves againstthe court noblemen who are loyal to the Princes;Vaughan, Rivers, Hastings and Grey are imprisoned andlater executed. Richard also has the boys' maternalrelativest

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