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Definition King of England from 1483 to 1485; seized the throne from his nephew Edward V who was confined to the Tower of London and murdered; his reign ended when he was defeated by Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field (1452-1485)
  • Shakespeare's play, Richard III, is an unflattering depiction of his reign.
Richard III = King of England from 1483 to 1485; seized the throne from his nephew Edward V who was confined to the Tower of London and murdered; his reign ended when he was defeated by Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field (1452-1485)
  • The first good town we come to we'll hire a hall and do the sword fight in Richard III. and the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Richard III = King of England from 1483 to 1485
  • Richard III.............Mr. Garrick

    (editor's note:  This indicates that Mr. Garrick plays the role of Richard III.)
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Also: The thrilling, masterly, and blood-curdling Broad-sword conflict In Richard III.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Well, next they got out a couple of long swords that the duke made out of oak laths, and begun to practice the sword fight—the duke called himself Richard III.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • He got out two or three curtain-calico suits, which he said was meedyevil armor for Richard III. and t'other chap, and a long white cotton nightshirt and a ruffled nightcap to match.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • She's a court lady in Richard III, and she's the chief nun in Measure for Measure.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • In "Richard III" one finds "I never was /nor never/ will be"; in "Measure for Measure,"
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • It does not seem to me so genuine grief when some tyrannous Richard III.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He had been born slightly crooked—a clumsy delivery by the midwife—like Richard III.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • During one two-month span in the winter of 1864, he saw Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and, of course, Julius Caesar.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Richard III, I.iv. i95-97 199-200.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • I daresay you remember that the Bishop of Ely's house is mentioned in Shakespeare's play of King Richard III.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • I could have given you Richard III's famous request for a horse from the time I was nine.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The Life and Death of King Richard III by William Shakespeare [Collins edition] ACT I. SCENE I. London.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Thus Richard III.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • , Richard III.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • "I really believe," said he, "I could be fool enough at this moment to undertake any character that ever was written, from Shylock or Richard III down to the singing hero of a farce in his scarlet coat and cocked hat.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • They are generally Richard III. whales, with dromedary humps, and very savage; breakfasting on three or four sailor tarts, that is whaleboats full of mariners: their deformities floundering in seas of blood and blue paint.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Richard III, too, is delightful as the whimsical comedian who stops a funeral to make love to the corpse's widow; but when, in the next act, he is replaced by a stage villain who smothers babies and offs with people's heads, we are revolted at the imposture and repudiate the changeling.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman

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