|BC320B||The House of Lancaster & York - King Richard III Alternative Cover, unsigned||£25.00||Buy Now|
|BC320BS||The House of Lancaster & York - King Richard III Alternative Cover, signed by Alex Jennings||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC320BS2||The House of Lancaster & York-King Richard III Alternative Cover, signed the Duke of Gloucester||£85.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 28/02/2008
Issue Name: The Houses of Lancaster and York Stamps torn from the Miniature Sheet
Producer: Buckingham Covers
By popular request, we also offer our official Richard III Society FDC with the stamps torn from the Kings and Queens miniature sheet. Only a small number were produced. It has our Richard III Society, City of York postmark, and is available signed by Alex Jennings or the Duke of Gloucester.
Richard III was the last of the Plantagenet Kings of England. He reigned for only two years, 1483 - 1485, but showed himself to be a conscientious King, concerned to provide for the well being of his people, promoting education, adminstering the law with justice, and encouraging industry, towns and trade. He loved books and encouraged the study and writing of history.
Richard died at the battle of Bosworth, fighting against the pretender, Henry Tudor. Richard's reputation was thereby deliberately maligned, culminating in the famous play bearing his name by William Shakespeare.
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Alex Jennings is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. A three-time Olivier Award winner, he won for Too Clever by Half, Peer Gynt, and My Fair Lady.
The Duke of Gloucester is the second son of the late Duke of Gloucester and the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.