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Richard III: Rumour and Reality

IPUP is developing a website to host a wealth of evidence-based information on Richard III's connections with the north.

During his relatively short life (1452-1485) Richard divided opinion, and he has gone on dividing opinion ever since. On this website graduate students working with IPUP will make available some of the evidence for Richard’s connections with the north, for his pious foundations and patronage of churches, for his periods of residence in Yorkshire castles, and for the military battles which shaped his family’s fortunes during the Wars of the Roses between the Houses of Lancaster and York.

This response is part of a wider festival of Richard III events across the region, running from June 2013 to June 2014.

Find out more at Richard III: Rumour and Reality