Richard III's rise to power

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A-level History - Medieval (Wars of the roses) Mind Map on Richard III's rise to power, created by jakecampling on 04/28/2014.

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Richard III's rise to power
1 Surprise
1.1 Richard's past loyalty
1.1.1 Fought at Tewksbury and went in to exile with Ed
1.1.2 Nobody was ready to react
1.2 His innaction in may
1.2.1 He stressed his loyalty to Edward V
1.3 Events of June
1.3.1 Hastings was executed and others were arrested
1.3.2 The sons were sent to the tower
1.3.2.1 The coronation was postponed again
1.3.3 Rivers and Grey were executed
1.3.4 A petition presented Edward IV's kids as illigitimate and asked Richard to become king
1.3.5 No body had time to act
2 Uncirtianty of opponents
2.1 Richard's "claim" to the throne
2.1.1 further delayed to opposition
2.1.2 Increased support
2.1.3 Increased legitimacy
2.2 Memories of the minority of Henry VI
2.2.1 Further delayed opposition
2.2.2 Increased uncertainty
2.2.3 Made it look like Richard being king was best for the country
2.3 Confusion
2.3.1 Caused by the surprise
3 Streanth
3.1 Support from nobles
3.1.1 Hastings helped Richard become protector
3.1.2 Buckingham and Howard backed Richard to be king
3.1.3 Support added credibility and may have delayed action against Richard
3.2 Support from the north
3.2.1 Rumors of Richard's northern army arriving in London
3.2.1.1 Further delayed opposition
3.3 The weakness of opponents
3.3.1 Woodvilles only power was over Edward IV
3.3.2 Nobles failed to unite
3.3.2.1 Worried forthere lives
3.3.2.2 Worried about there position under a minority king
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