Richard III

  1. Duke of Gloucester, 1452–85, king of England 1483–85.

  2. (italics) a drama (1592–93?) by Shakespeare.

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How to use Richard III in a sentence

  • Richard III., for example, beside being less subtly conceived, is a far greater figure and a less repellent.

    Shakespearean Tragedy | A. C. Bradley
  • "Richard III" is the fourth play of a tetralogy manifestly planned before the earlier members were completed.

    Tragedy | Ashley H. Thorndike
  • Richard III., in order to please the citizens, ordered their expulsion, but it does not appear that the order was obeyed.

    The History of London | Walter Besant
  • (fig. 12) shows two arches, and a crown similarly arched appears on the great seal of Richard III.

British Dictionary definitions for Richard III

Richard III

  1. 1452–85, king of England (1483–85), notorious as the suspected murderer of his two young nephews in the Tower of London. He proved an able administrator until his brief reign was ended by his death at the hands of Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field

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