Richard III cause of death

Richard III’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) October 2, 1452

Death Date August 22, 1485

Age of Death 32 years

Cause of Death Killed In Action

Profession King

The king Richard III died at the age of 32. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

King of England from 1483 to 1485 who had to deal with two rebellions during his reign. He died in battle during the second rebellion and he is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare. His remains were lost for nearly five centuries until they were found during a 2012 archaeological excavation.

He received knightly training at the Warwick Middleham estate.

He was crowned the King of England after his brother’s children were deemed illegitimate.

Personal Life

His parents were Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York.

He was succeeded by Henry VII.

How did Richard III die?

During the ensuing fighting Richard III was surrounded by Tudor’s supporters who cut him down. Contemporary accounts generally agree that a blow, or blows to the head killed Richard III, some crediting Welsh foot soldiers armed with halberds as the killers.