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Richard III Characters

Duke of York (Richard) is King Edward’s second son. He is a cheeky young thing, bright beyond his years, given to eavesdropping and not shy with his opinions. 

He gets on reasonably well with his namesake uncle, but slanders him in his absence; he is the only person who dares to comment on Richard’s deformities in his presence. Even his mother and brother think he goes too far sometimes. He is scared of ghosts. Locked in the Tower by his uncle, along with his brother Edward, he is smothered in his sleep. His ghost returns to haunt Richard before the battle of Bosworth and to bless Richard’s opponent Richmond.

 

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