WHY WAS RICHARD III OVERTHROWN Essay Research — страница 2

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England. It would seem that Richard III was a very unpopular man with the general public, English nobility and foreign nobility. He lacked trust between himself and the people he needed to be able trust the most. It would seem that Richard relied heavily upon the loyalty of other nobles instead of using his own men, nobility that quite possibly did not trust him, and therefore were likely to change sides, to a leader who could offer them more favourable opportunities. However with any subject concerning Richard III it is difficult to assess the situation as his entire reign is shrouded in mystery, rumours. Even so evidence that is available does tend to show that Richard did not do enough to gain support from other nobles, until it was too late (as when he tried to reconcile his

problems with southern nobility before the Battle of Bosworth) and he did not realise the severe threat henry Tudor was to the crown.