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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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Richard II (r. 1377-1399) Edward III's eldest son, Edward, later known as 'the Black Prince', died in 1376. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Richard II was a trendsetter for all the wrong reasons. Before his megalomaniacal reign, people addressed the king with a simple and to-the-point “highness.” During his rule, Richard forced his underlings to call him the more extravagant and snooty “royal majesty” or “high majesty.”

  9. This England: On the silk road - New Statesman

    Support 100 years of independent journalism. This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s “Richard II”, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934. By New Statesman The growing desire among the super-rich to personalise their luxury cars helped Bentley ...

  10. Richard III of England - Wikipedia

    Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 26 June 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England .

  11. BBC - History - Historic Figures: 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 Black Prince and ...