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#Bosworth1485 - Shakespeare’s Richard III, (Act 5, Scene 3)
Richard, thy wife, that wretched Anne thy wife, That never slept a quiet hour with thee, Now fills thy sleep with perturbations To-morrow in the battle think on me, And fall thy edgeless sword: despair, and die!
#Bosworth1485: On this day in 1485 the Battle of Bosworth, one of England’s defining battles, took place. The reign of Richard III ended, the last Plantagenet king and last the last English king to die in battle.
Richard III’s standard: featuring his symbol, the white boar, and his motto ‘Loyaulte me lie’ (loyalty binds me).
Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown
Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.