King Richard

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King Richard normally refers to the three English monarchs.

English monarchs[edit]

Although no monarch has assumed the title King Richard IV, this title can sometimes refer to:

  • Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, one of the Princes in the Tower. If the two princes were not killed then his older brother, Edward, would have been king, but if Edward had no heirs then Richard would have inherited the throne, and he would have become Richard IV
  • The fictional King Richard IV of England from Blackadder, a grown up (fictional) version of the above
  • Perkin Warbeck (1474–1499), a pretender who claimed to be Richard, Duke of York