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Death of Richard III - part 2

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A description of how bravely King Richard fought and died, how he was killed by traitors and was finally laid to rest in a pauper's grave at Grey Friars in Leicester

I could only stand and watch as swords and axes rained down upon the King’s head, there were too many to be counted. The King was literally hacked to death and was heard to cry out ‘traitors’ ‘traitors’, for that’s the truth of it King Richard was killed by traitors. It was despicable what they did to the Kings body; they stripped him naked, tied a rope halter around his neck and tied him over the back of a mule and rode off with him to Leicester. There his broken remains were put on display for folks to see that the Tudor traitor Henry was victorious, but it didn’t go as planned. Folks could see with their own eyes that King Richard had died a brave and gallant death and rumours were abound of how the King had been betrayed by Lord Stanley. So after two days the King’s body was buried at Grey Friars in Leicester in a pauper’s grave to be forgotten, but we who are left will never forget the last true King of England. The Tudors only won the crown of England through treachery and betrayal.
Eras: 
Tudor
Topics: 
Kings & Queens
Character: 
Tudor bowman
Key words: 
Tudor, tudors, king, richard III, Henry, traitor, Leicester, death, betrayed, lord stanley, grey friars, leicester, pauper's grave, grave, true king, england, treachery, betrayal