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Richard III Characters

George, Duke of Clarence is the brother of King Edward and Richard of Gloucester, and the same as the Clarence of Henry VI, Part Three

Not the most intelligent of the three brothers, he is easily led by the nose by Richard, whom he is convinced loves him dearly. Always an object of suspicion because of his betrayals during the civil wars (see Henry VI, Part Three), he is sent to the Tower by Edward on the basis of a superstitious prophecy. The memory of his various treacheries gnaws at his conscience. Clarence is known to be a convincing speaker, and attempts to talk his way out of his assassination; always gullible, he dies refusing to believe that Richard is behind his death. His ghost returns to haunt Richard before the battle of Bosworth and to bless Richard’s opponent Richmond.

 

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