Characters

Below is a list of characters in the play based on the original Dramatis Personæ. For each character there is a page that has information on the character, not the historical person. The first paragraph for most of them come from Norm's notes on the character. What follows is a more fleshed out background of the character. Not only does the page contain information on the character in Richard III but it contains information on the character’s history from Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, and Henry VI Part 3. For information about the historical person there is a link that leads to the Wikipedia entry.

KING EDWARD THE FOURTH.
EDWARD, Prince of Wales; afterwards King Edward the Fifth, & RICHARD, Duke of York: Son to the King.
GEORGE, Duke of Clarence, & RICHARD, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard the Third: Brother to the King.
A young Son of Clarence.
HENRY, Earl of Richmond; afterwards King Henry the Seventh.
CARDINAL BOURCHIER, Archbishop of Canterbury.
THOMAS ROTHERHAM, Archbishop of York.
JOHN MORTON, Bishop of Ely.
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.
DUKE OF NORFOLK.
EARL OF SURREY, his Son.
EARL RIVERS, Brother to King Edward’s Queen.
MARQUESS OF DORSET, and LORD GREY, her Sons.
EARL OF OXFORD.
LORD HASTINGS.
LORD STANLEY, called also EARL OF DERBY.
LORD LOVEL.
SIR THOMAS VAUGHAN.
SIR RICHARD RATCLIFF.
SIR WILLIAM CATESBY.
SIR JAMES TYRRELL.
SIR JAMES BLOUNT.
SIR WALTER HERBERT.
SIR ROBERT BRAKENBURY, Lieutenant of the Tower.
SIR WILLIAM BRANDON.
CHRISTOPHER URSWICK, a Priest.
Another Priest.
Lord Mayor of London. Sheriff of Wiltshire.
TRESSEL and BERKELEY, Gentlemen attending on Lady Anne.

ELIZABETH, Queen of King Edward the Fourth.
MARGARET, Widow of King Henry the Sixth.
DUCHESS OF YORK, Mother to King Edward the Fourth, Clarence, and Gloucester.
LADY ANNE, Widow of Edward, Prince of Wales, Son to King Henry the Sixth; afterwards married to the Duke of Gloucester.
LADY MARGARET PLANTAGENET, a young Daughter of Clarence.

YOUNG ELIZABETH, Daughter to Edward the Fourth and Queen Elizabeth, wife of Richmond later Henry VII

Lords, and other Attendants; two Gentlemen, a Pursuivant, Scrivener, Citizens, Murderers, Messengers, Ghosts of those murdered by Richard the Third, Soldiers, &c.

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