Henry's forces were ultimately victorious, and during the battle King Richard III was brutally killed. Henry Tudor's tenuous claim to the throne of England came through his mother's ties to the House of Lancaster. The elder brother of Richard III, Edward IV, ruled as King of England from 1461 to 1483. Why was King Richard III buried in Leicester? Richard was born on 8 September 1157, probably at Beaumont Palace, in Oxford, England, son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. His mother and father were Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville, the Duke and Duchess of York. Richard III was born in 1452. 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Thomas Plantagenet King Richard III's sister was Ursula Plantagenet, King Richard III's niece was Anne De Holand King Richard III's niece was Anne Manners King Richard III's niece was Elizabeth of York King Richard III's niece was Lady Anne Plantagenet, King Richard III's great nephew was King Henry VIII King Richard III's great niece was Eleanor Bourchier King Richard III's great nephew was Sir Richard Manners King Richard III's great nephew was Sir Oliver Manners King Richard III's great niece is Anne Capel King Richard III's great niece was Elizabeth Sandys King Richard III's great niece was Margaret Heneage King Richard III's great nephew was Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland King Richard III's great niece was Catherine Constable King Richard III's great nephew was Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales King Richard III's great niece was Margaret, Queen of Scots King Richard III's great niece was Elizabeth Tudor King Richard III's great niece was Mary Tudor Queen of France King Richard III's great nephew was Edmund Tudor, Duke Of Somerset King Richard III's great nephew was Edward Tudor King Richard III's great niece was Katherine Tudor, King Richard III's grandfather was Richard of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge King Richard III's grandmother was Lady Anne Mortimer, King Richard III's great grandfather was Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March King Richard III's great grandmother was Alianore de Holand, Countess of March King Richard III's great grandfather was Edmund Of Langley, 1st Duke Of York King Richard III's great grandmother was Isabella De Castilla   King Richard III's great great grandfather was Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March King Richard III's great great grandmother was Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster   King Richard III's 3x great grandfather was Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence King Richard III's 3x great grandmother was Elizabeth de Burgh   King Richard III's 4x great grandfather was King Edward III King Richard III's 4x great grandmother was Philippa D'Avesnes   King Richard III's 5x great grandfather was King Edward II King Richard III's 5x great grandmother was Isabella of France   King Richard III's 6x great grandfather was Edward Longshanks, King Of England King Richard III's 6x great grandmother was Queen Consort Eleanor Of England   King Richard III's 7x great grandfather was Henry III, King Of England King Richard III's 7x great grandmother was Queen Consort Eleanor Of England   King Richard III's 8x great grandfather was King John I King Richard III's 8x great grandmother was Queen Consort Isabella Of England   King Richard III's 9x great grandfather was King Henry II Of England King Richard III's 9x great grandmother was Queen Consort Eleanor Of England   King Richard III's 10x great grandmother was Empress Matilda of England King Richard III's 10x great grandfather was Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Comte d'Anjou et Maine   King Richard III's 11x great grandfather was King Henry I Of England King Richard III's 11x great grandmother was Queen Consort Matilda Of England   King Richard III's 12x great grandfather was William The Conqueror King Richard III's 12x great grandfather was King Malcolm III Of Scotland King Richard III's 12x great grandmother was Saint Margaret Of Scotland King Richard III's 12x great grandmother was Queen Consort Matilda Of England   King Richard III's 13x great grandfather was Edward The Exile King Richard III's 13x great grandmother was Agatha Of Kiev King Richard III's 13x great grandfather was Robert the Magnificent, 6th Duke of Normandy King Richard III's 13x great grandmother was Herleva De Falaise   King Richard III's 14x great grandfather was King Edward Ironside Of England King Richard III's 14x great grandmother was Ealdgyth King Richard III's 14x great grandfather was Fulbert King Richard III's 14x great grandmother was Duxia King Richard III's 14x great grandfather was Richard II, Duke Of Normandy King Richard III's 14x great grandmother was Judith of Brittany   King Richard III's 15x great grandfather was Æthelred The Unready, King Of England King Richard III's 15x great grandmother was Ælfgifu Of York   King Richard III's 16x great grandfather was King Eadgar The Peaceful King Richard III's 16x great grandmother was Queen Elfrida of England   King Richard III's 17x great grandfather was King Edmund I King Richard III's 17x great grandmother was Aelfgifu Of Shaftesbury   King Richard III's 18x great grandfather is King Edward The Elder