Chronicles

Holinshed’s History of King Richard III

 

Scanned, formatted and proofread by Nancy Laney from Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, Vol. 6

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to adjust the typography to modern usage)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 397: The protector declared that he would take vpon him the crowne.
Page 398: Seuenteene knights of the Bath created by king Richard.
Page 399: The king and queene crowned.
Page 400: Sir Robert Dimmocke the kings champion his challenge in the behalfe of king Richard.
Page 401: His nephues liuing, men would not reckon that he could haue right to the realme, he thought therefore to rid himselfe of them.
Page 402: The yoong K. and his brother murthered in their beds at midnight in the Tower.
Page 403: Causes of the duke of Buckingham and K. Richards falling out.
Page 404: Doctor Morton bishop of Elie, & what pageants he plaied with the duke of Buckingham.
Page 405: Doctor Morton bishop of Elie, & what pageants he plaied with the duke of Buckingham. (cont’d.)
Page 406: Doctor Morton bishop of Elie, & what pageants he plaied with the duke of Buckingham. (cont’d.)
Page 407: Doctor Morton bishop of Elie, & what pageants he plaied with the duke of Buckingham. (cont’d.)
Page 408: The duke of Buckingham complaineth of want of preferment in king Edwards daies.
Page 409: The duke of Buckingham complaineth of want of preferment in king Edwards daies. (cont’d.)
Page 410: The imaginations of the duke of Buckingham to depriue K. Richard of the crowne.
Page 411: The duke of Buckingham resolued to helpe to depose king Richard, and to prefer the erle of Richmond to the crowne.
Page 412: The motion for the coniunction of the two houses of Lancaster & Yorke (deuised by the duke) furthered.
Page 413: The bishop of Elie saileth into Flanders to the earle of Richmond, and Lewes the physician sheweth the queene the whole conceipt and deuise of the matter.
Page 414: The queenes readinesse to set forward this coclusion.
Page 415: Preparation to bring in, reciue, & erect the earle of Richmond to the kingdome.
Page 416: News of this great enterprise came to the eares of king Richard.
Page 417: A sore floud or high water dooing much harme disperses the dukes adherents & their powers.
Page 418: The duke of Buckingham beheaded without arreignmet or iudgement.
Page 419: The earle of Richmonds ships and souldiers desparkled by tempest.
Page 420: The earle of Richmond in Britaine sweareth to marrie Elizabeth, daughter to Edward the fourth.
Page 421: Diurse of the earle of Richmonds faction apprehended and executed.
Page 422: The Cat, the Rat, and Louell our dog, Rule all England vnder an hog.
Page 423: Iohn earle of Lincolne proclaimed heire apparant to the crowne.
Page 424: Peter Landoise is mooued by the ambassadors of king Richard in their sute.
Page 425: The earle apparelled like a page attedeth vpo one of his men as his maister.
Page 426: The earle of Richmond goeth to the French hing, and telleth him the cause of his coming.
Page 427: Sir Iohn Vere earle of Oxford getteth out of prison, & he with others go to the earle of Richmond.
Page 428: Diuers English do voluntarilie submit themselues to the earle of Richmond in France.
Page 429: Q. Elizabeth leaves sanctuary.
Page 430: K. Richard makes a forged complaint against his wif to be rid of her.
Page 431: Q. Anne dies and K. Richard casteth his loue on his neece purposing to marie hir.
Page 432: K. Richard calleth home his ships of warre from the narrow seas.
Page 433: The earle is greeued at the newes of king Richards intended mariage with his neece.
Page 434: The earle arriueth at Milford hauen.
Page 435: The erle sendeth secret word to his mother and other his freends that he meant direct passage to London & their conference.
Page 436: The king sendeth to his friends for a chosen power of men.
Page 437: The lord Stanleie the earle of Richmond & others meet, embrace, and consult.
Page 438: The dreame of king Richard the third foretelling him of his end.
Page 439: The oration of king Richard the third to the chiefteins of his armie.
Page 440: The K. would persuade his capteins that the earle of Richmond is no warrior.
Page 441: The oration of King Henrie the seauenth to his armie.
Page 442: K. Richards offenses and ill qualities summarilie touched by the earle.
Page 443: The battell betweene king Richard, and king Henrie the seuenth, called Bosworth field.
Page 444: Iacke of Norffolke be not too bold, For * Dikon thy maister is bought and sold.
Page 445: How king Richard might haue escaped.
Page 446: The shamefull cariage of K. Richards bodie to Leicester.
Page 447: The description of king Richard.
Page 448: Lodowike Sforce duke of Millan by vsurpation.
Page 449: HENRIE THE SEAUENTH, sonne to Edmund earle of Richmond, which Edmund was brother by the moothers side to Henrie the sixt.

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