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Was Richard the Third Evil Richard the Third was thought to be an evil mastermind here are three main reasons as to why The primary reason he was thought to be evil is on his accession to the throne a few of is relatives were died and he was later accused of murdering them The Princes in the Tower were killed but no evidence was ever found to pin Richard to their deaths Many contemporaries looked on him as the Devil Incarnate Throughout history legends began that Richard was deformed in body and soulWilson 354 Elizabeth Woodville was the mother of the princes and she was not a forgiving woman if she had felt that Richard had any part in the death of her sons she would not have trusted him with her other son and daughters As her prior behavior ahs shown Elizabeth was not a forgiving womanRichard III It was not till after Richards death that Henry VII was blackening his reputation Henrys writers accused him of a list of crimes Richard iii It seemed as if he was responsible for the deaths that surrounded him but no proof was ever brought up A second reason as to why he was thought to be evil was the death of his wife shortly after their sons short life ended The king and his queen were at Nottingham Castle when they heard the news of their sons death A Croyland chronicler reported you might have seen his father and mother in a state almost bordering madness by reason of their sudden grief Richard III Another Chronicler reported that while Anne was ailing Richard hastened her death to marry his niece Elizabeth It was said his niece appeared in a dress that was made in the same material of that of the queen Richard III Foundation When Richard heard of this rumor he gathered the most influential men and publicly denounced the
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