Richard III Museum
'Now is the winter of our discontent'
Richard III was synonymous with many works by William Shakespeare such was his fascination with the King, and it was indeed the story of the two Princes in the tower that brings this museum to life.
The two Princes where the sons of William’s brother, Edward IV. When Edward died, his subsequence marriage to his wife Elizabeth Woodville was brought into question and was indeed publicly declared invalid leaving the two Princes illegitimate and no longer eligible the throne.
On the 6th of July, Richard was announced King of England, and the two princes mysteriously disappeared, and rumours started to spread that they had been murdered by Richard III. The history books were written, but is everything as it seems, or is there a little more to the story? Discover more at the Richard III museum housed at the Monkgate Bar. York's tallest Medieval Gatehouse on the top storey, believed to have been added himself.
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LQ
01904 634 191
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