1460: The Battle of Wakefield: Richard's father was killed in the battle. Richard spent his childhood at Middleham Castle under the tutelage of his uncle Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick ( the Kingmaker )
1461: Warwick was instrumental in deposing King Henry VI and replacing him with Richard's eldest brother, Edward on March 4: Edward of York was declared King Edward IV of England
1472: July 12, 1472: Richard married Anne Neville (c. 1456-1485) who was the younger daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and Anne Beauchamp
1473: King Richard has a son: Edward of Middleham, also known as Edward Plantagenet (1473 - April 9, 1484) was born in 1473, he was the only son of King Richard III of England and his wife Anne Neville.
1482: Richard recaptured Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Scots
1483: Easter: King Edward IV fell ill during Easter 1483. He named his brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester as Protector after his death and entrusted his young sons and little princes, Edward and Richard, to his care. Richard had always remained loyal to King Edward IV
1483: King Edward IV died: April 9, 1483 at Westminster. He was buried at Windsor Castle
1483: The young prince ascended the throne as Edward V when his father died in 9th April 1483. Edward V was joined by his brother Prince Richard at the Tower of London to await his coronation
1483: 16th June 1483: The coronation of Edward V was cancelled
1483: June 25 1483: Parliament declared the two little princes illegitimate and, as next in line to the throne, their uncle and Protector, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was declared the true King. The two little princes were never seen again
1483: 26 June 1483: Richard, Duke of Gloucester was declared King Richard III
1483: July 6, 1483: Richard was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1484: April 9 1484: Edward of Middleham, also known as Edward Plantagenet the only son of King Richard III of England died suddenly, cause unknown
1484: March 16 1484: Anne Neville, the wife of King Richard III died of tuberculosis
1485: Battle of Bosworth Field 22 August 1485: King Richard III was killed and his supporters defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field in Leicestershire against Lancastrian forces led by Henry Tudor
1485: Richard was the last king of the Plantagenet family, who had ruled over England for more than three hundred years. Richard's defeat at Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor ended the Plantagenet dynasty and the Wars of the Roses and heralded the Tudor dynasty