To what extent were Richard II actions to blame for his deposition

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To what extent were Richard II actions to blame for his deposition? In 1399 Richard II was captured and deposed by a rebel group lead by Henry Bolingbroke and taken to Pontefract Castle were he later died in 1400. It is agreed by many that Richard II actions up to this point were the primary cause of his deposition however there were other factors such as opposition groups and parliament.

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To what extent were Richard II actions to blame for his deposition?To what extent were Richard II actions to blame for his deposition? In 1399 Richard II was captured and deposed by a rebel group lead by Henry Bolingbroke and taken to Pontefract Castle were he later died in 1400. It is agreed by many that Richard II actions up to this point were the primary cause of his deposition however there were other factors such as opposition groups and parliament. Richard became king at the young age of 10 after the death of his grandfather Edward III. The public were looking forward to the reign of this new king as his father, Edward the black prince, who died in battle during the 100year war had been a very popular figure. John of Gaunt had been Richardss reagent whilst he was too young to rule but as he began to take over from his uncle he began to build up a group of unpopular favourite

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