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A relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field
Richard III (1452–1485) was King of England for 2 years, from 1483 to 1485. In December 1483 he instituted the Court of Requests, where poor people who could not afford legal representation could apply, for their grievances to be heard. He introduced bail in January 1484 to protect suspected felons from imprisonment before trial and protect their property from seizure during that time. Richard fell in the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last English king to die in battle.
Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the central character of a well-known play by William Shakespeare.
The newest painting of Richard III at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. The painting was finished after the remains of Richard were found in 2012. This is said to be the most accurate portrayal of the King who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.