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  2. Richard II of England - Wikipedia

    Richard II (6 January 1367 – c. 14 February 1400 ), also known as Richard of Bordeaux, was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. He was the son of Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan, Countess of Kent. Richard's father died in 1376, leaving Richard as heir apparent to his grandfather, King Edward III; upon the ...

  3. Richard II | Biography, Reign, & Facts | Britannica

    Richard II, (born January 6, 1367, Bordeaux [France]—died February 1400, Pontefract, Yorkshire [now in West Yorkshire], England), king of England from 1377 to 1399. An ambitious ruler with a lofty conception of the royal office, he was deposed by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke ( Henry IV ) because of his arbitrary and factional rule.

  4. BBC - History - Historic Figures: Richard II (1367 - 1400)

    Richard II (1367 - 1400) Richard II © Richard was Plantagenet king of England from 1377 to 1399 and was usurped by Henry IV. Richard was born on 6 January 1367 in Bordeaux, the son of Edward, the...

  5. The Reign of Richard II, 1377 to 1399 - BBC

    Richard II, boy and man. Westminster Hall © Richard ruled as a mature monarch for little more than a decade from 1389, after inheriting the throne from his grandfather in 1377, at the age of 10 ...

  6. Richard II of England - World History Encyclopedia

    Richard II of England reigned as king from 1377 to 1399 CE. The son of the late Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376 CE), Richard would succeed his grandfather Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE), but as he was only 10 years of age, he initially had to co-rule with his most powerful barons.

  7. In 1381 the Peasants' Revolt broke out, and Richard, aged 14, bravely rode out to meet the rebels at Mile End and at Smithfield, London. Wat Tyler, the principal leader of the peasants, was killed and the uprisings in the rest of the country were crushed over the next few weeks.

  8. Richard II - Kingship, Giles of Rome, Law, and Lollardy

    Richard II and his patron saints. Richard articulated a radically new vision of kingship in England, rejecting the tradition of warrior monarchy epitomized by Edward III. Richard’s kingship owed much to the ideas of the 13th-century writer Giles of Rome.

  9. King Richard II - Historic UK

    At only ten years of age, Richard II assumed the crown, becoming King of England in June 1377 until his untimely and catastrophic demise in 1399. Born in January 1367 in Bordeaux, Richard was the son of Edward, Prince of Wales, more commonly known as the Black Prince. His father’s successful military escapades during the Hundred Years’ War ...

  10. Richard II summary | Britannica

    Richard II, (born Jan. 6, 1367, Bordeaux—died February 1400, Pontefract, Yorkshire, Eng.), King of England (1377–99). The grandson of Edward III , he inherited the throne during his boyhood, and his uncle John of Gaunt and other nobles dominated the government.

  11. United Kingdom - Richard II (1377–99) | Britannica

    Richard II’s reign was fraught with crises—economic, social, political, and constitutional. He was 10 years old when his grandfather died, and the first problem the country faced was having to deal with his minority. A “continual council” was set up to “govern the king and his kingdom.”