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 ...
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.
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.
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...
Richard II (1377–99) 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.”
The king's grandson, Richard II, succeeded to the throne aged 10, on his grandfather's death in 1377. 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.
21 Jun 1377. Death, likely from a stroke, of Edward III of England . 16 Jul 1377. Coronation of Richard II of England in Westminster Abbey. Jun 1381. The Peasants' Revolt in England . 15 Jun 1381. Richard II of England meets and disbands a mob in London to end the Peasants' Revolt . 1382.