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Richard II's treasure

the riches of a medieval king

Family tree

The death of Edward, the Black Prince in 1376 left his second son, Richard (1367-1400), heir to the throne of England (Richard's older brother Edward of Angoulême had died in 1371).

In 1377, Richard succeeded to the throne, aged ten, on the death of his grandfather, Edward III. Richard, despite two marriages, to Anne and Isabelle of France, had no children, and was overthrown in 1399 by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV).

For information about the the royal family in the reign of Richard II, see his family tree (pdf file, 76KB).

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