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Richard III Saint-wicked by cabepfir Richard III Saint-wicked by cabepfir
This is a very old image (2005, I believe). I just wished it to be on the internet so that I could link to it.

Acrilycs on paper
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VictorStWicked Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Catchy title....
cabepfir Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jekyll and Hyde...
cabepfir Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Cool!  Fiction and fact, together again!! :D


His motto tells us a lot: "Loyalty binds me"...nobody likes to be bound, unless they're into that sort of thing; loyalty bound him to his formidable and dangerous brother Edward, but it's interesting to note that for the better part of his brother's reign, Richard kept far away from court!  And the ties that bound him snapped with Edward IV's death--it did not take Richard long at all to demonstrate where his true loyalties lay...


April 9, 1483; Edward IV dies.  Richard was away in the north, it would have taken roughly three days before Gloucester received word of the king's death.


April 30, 1483; Richard intercepts the young King Edward V on his way to London and effectively seizes control of the boy.


May 1, 1483; the widowed Queen Elizabeth, learning of Gloucester's coup, immediately goes into sanctuary at Westminster Abbey with her younger son.


June 16, 1483; Richard, now Lord Protector, and his Council coerce Elizabeth into surrendering custody of her younger son into the Protector's hands. Both he and Edward V are placed in the Tower of London.


June 20, 1483; Lord Hastings, the most powerful supporter of the sons of Edward IV, is abruptly accused of treason by Richard and executed without trial.


June 24, 1483; the Duke of Buckingham, Richard's most powerful ally, addresses the Mayor, Aldermen and leading citizens of London, urging that Richard should be made King.


June 26, 1483; Richard is "acclaimed" King by a crowd of carefully chosen men, all in service to Richard and Buckingham. Edward IV's deposed sons remain imprisoned in the Tower.


July 6, 1483; Richard III crowned King of England.


July 20, 1483; King Richard leaves London on a royal progress through his kingdom; the sons of Edward V are never seen again after this date.



RedCyan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
It may be old, but it is still striking!
cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
NelsonHojax Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely love this image. The two polar ends, a saint and a sinner. Personally I believe he was somewhere in the middle, a noble-minded and effective leader who could be ruthless and cold.

On another note, did you here that archaeologists believe they have found his body?
cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I heard all the news. I'm in the Richard III Society forum, and in the weekend there were some 200 messages about that.
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