During his relatively short life (1452-1485) Richard divided opinion, and he has gone on dividing opinion ever since.
Graduate students working with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York examine here the evidence for Richard’s connections with the north.
This website was part of a series of events across the region between June 2013–June 2014.
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Discover the important aspects that defined Richard III’s reign with a series of accessible introductory resources developed by our team of researchers.
What happened, and when? View the key dates and events of Richard III’s lifetime and legacy in the form of our comprehensive, annotated timeline.
Where did the events of Richard III’s lifetime take place? Use our interactive map, linked directly to the events on our timeline, to find out more.
Richard spent three weeks in the city of York in August/September 1483 - a stay filled with welcoming speeches, pageants, gift-giving and feasting. The centrepiece of the royal visit was the investiture of his son as Prince of Wales, a lavish event that highlighted the importance of York to the king as well as his son's position in the north.