The Tudor Society

November 7 – Richard III is attainted

On this day in Tudor history, 7th November 1485, the late King Richard III and his supporters were attainted by King Henry VII's first parliament.

In the act of attainder, Richard was referred to as Richard, late Duke of Gloucester, and as a usurper. The list of others attainted for fighting against Henry at Bosworth included the late John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, and his son, Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.

Find out who else was included and whether Parliament's actions were unusual...

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November 7 – Richard III is attainted