King Richard II, son of Edward The Black Prince.

February 1400 – Less than a year after being deposed and imprisoned, Richard II of England dies, most likely from murder or forced starvation in Pontifract Castle, on orders from Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV)

"Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; / Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes / Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth." __Richard II, Act III, Scene 2. Credit: Ben Whishaw, The Hollow Crown: Richard II

A classic Richard, dark hair and scruffy facial hair. I like the crown and what a large focal point it is. I dont like the color palette used in this production, but I do like it stylistically (Ben Wishaw as Richard II, "The Hollow Crown" series).

Ben Wishaw as Richard II, in "Richard II" part of "The Hollow Crown" series, played to perfection.

The obscenely talented Ben Wishaw as Shakespeare's Richard II in the Hollow Crown series. You end up forgiving him *everything.

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

King Richard II by Unknown artist oil on panel, 22 in. mm x 449 mm) uneven Purchased, Credit National Portrait Gallery London.

Henry 'Bolingbroke' was the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Bolingbroke didn't make it a secret that he thought Richard II was a lousy king and unfit to rule. Richard banished him, and then stole his inheritance (and his title) when Gaunt died. Henry returned to claim his estates, saying that he just wanted back what was rightfully his. But he quite quickly changed his story -- he wanted to be king. He deposed Richard II and became Henry IV.

King Henry IV – Plantagenet Of Lancaster Born: April 1366 at Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire Parents: John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster House of: Lancaster

EDWARD "THE BLACK PRINCE" Plantagenet of Wales 1330-1376. The eldest son of KING EDWARD III of England and PHILIPPA of HAINAULT, and father to KING RICHARD II of England.  His wife was JOAN PRINCESS OF ENGLAND. He became the first Knight of the Garter. He was one of the founders. Edward was raised with his cousin Joan. He gained papal permission and absolution for this marriage to a blood-relative (as had Edward III when marrying Philippa of Hainault, his second cousin.  18th G GRAND UNCLE

The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Edward III, father of Richard II.

"For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground / And tell sad stories of the death of kings." The Hollow Crown: Richard II, with Ben Whishaw. His BAFTA, awarded for good reason.

A classic Richard, dark hair and scruffy facial hair. I like the color scheme as well as the crown. It's a very large focal point in this production (Ben Wishaw as Richard II, "The Hollow Crown" series).

Richard the good statue (Richard II Duke of Normandy) : My 26x Great Grandfather

Richard II "The Good" of Normandy Father Richard I, Duke of Normandy; Mother Gunnora, Duchess of Normandy.