Richard III, one of history's most infamous kings, was reburied in Leicester Cathedral on Mar 26. 2015 in a regal tomb 530 years after death. Richard was the last English king to be killed in battle and last member of the House of York to rule England. After his death in 1485, Henry (VII) Tudor took the throne and Franciscan friars buried Richard's body in a rough grave in Grey Friars monastery. This poem was read at the service by actor and distant relative of Richard III, Benedict Cumberba...
Jasper Tudor son of Owen Tudor and Katherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) and half brother of Henry VI. Brother of Edmund Tudor (father of the future Henry VII). Jasper played a major role on behalf of the Lancastians in the Wars of the Roses and was with his nephew Henry Tudor in exile in Brittany. He married during Henry VII's reign, but had no legitimate heir.
Lady Anne Neville (1456–1485)-daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), wife of Edward, Prince of Wales & wife of King Richard III of England. A main character in the Wars of the Roses (Yorks vs. Lancasters). She married Edward, Prince of Wales sealing an alliance to the House of Lancaster. After Edward dies, the dowager Princess of Wales married Richard of Gloucester; brother of King Edward IV-House of York. She became Queen when Richard seized the crown in 1483.
Tewkesbury Abbey by Colin'sPic's, via Flickr. After the Battle of Tewkesbury in the Wars of the Roses on 4 May 1471, some of the defeated Lancastrians sought sanctuary in the abbey, but the victorious Yorkists, led by King Edward IV, forced their way into the abbey, and the resulting bloodshed caused the building to be closed for a month until it could be purified and re-consecrated.
The Wars of the Roses - Battles. The rivalry between the house of York and the House of Lancaster started when King Richard II was overthrown by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, in 1399. But the Wars of the Roses actually began on May 22, 1455 with First Battle of St Albans when Richard, Duke of York and his ally, Richard, Earl of Warwick defeated the Lancastrians under Edmund Beaufort who was killed. York captured Henry VI.
Margaret of Anjou 1429 - 1482 - Queen consort to King Henry VI, and key player in the series of civil uprisings called the "War of the Roses". Having lost her only son Edward of Westminister, in the battle of Tewkesbury, the Lancastrians were defeated by the Yorkists. She lived out her last years penniless in France.