|Reconstruction of Richard III - from his skull.|
|Richard III's skeleton in situ.|
Photo: University of Leicester.
|The monument on Tower Green, marking the site of executions,|
including Lord Hastings.
In a public relations coup, Richard presents himself as rightful king and on June 25th a parliamentary delegation led by Lord Buckingham petitioned Richard to take the crown. Richard promptly spat on his late-brother's memory and called him a licentious, rapist. On June 26th Richard was made protector and "Edward Bastard, late called Edward V," was dethroned.
|Earliest surviving portrait of |