Richard III and Buckingham's Rebellion
by Louise Gill
Buckingham's Rebellion of 1483 involved a series of risings planned across southern England. According to the official indictment, the rebels sought ... Show synopsis Buckingham's Rebellion of 1483 involved a series of risings planned across southern England. According to the official indictment, the rebels sought to murder and utterly destroy Richard III and replace him with a Lancastrian exile Henry Tudor, uniting him in marriage to Elizabeth of York, joining the houses of York and Lancaster and bringing an end to the Wars of the Roses. Gill's study of this crucial event in the reign of Richard III reveals, through a wealth of evidence, the truth about a revolt that was unprecedented in English political history. Though the rebellion was flawed from the start and had little chance of success, this text shows how, through the political dislocation it caused and Richard III's ineffective response, it led eventually to the king's downfall at the Battle of Bosworth and the end of Yorkist England. It should be useful reading for anyone interested in medieval England, the Wars of the Roses or the history and persona of Richard III.