Tudor History by Michele Morrical

Richard issued public proclamations against Henry “Tydder” – December 7, 1484

Michele Morrical

On December 7, 1484, King Richard III issued a public proclamation against Henry Tudor and his court of exiles in France who were becoming a very serious threat to Richard’s reign. Here is an excerpt from the proclamation:

“Rebels and traitors disabled and attainted by authority of the high Court of parliament” also being accused of being “open murderers, adulterers, and extortioners contrary to truth, honour and nature” in addition to abusing “and blind the commons of this said realm of the said rebels and traitors have chosen to be their Captain one Henry late calling himself Earl of Richmond which of his ambitious and insatiable covetousness stirred and excited by the confederacy of the King’s said rebels and traitors encroacheth upon him the name and title of the Royal estate of this Realm of England. Whereunto he hath no manner, interest, righ or colour as every man well knoweth. And to the intent to achieve the same by the aid, support and assistance of the king’s said ancient enemies and of this his Council of France to give up and release in perpetuity all the title and claim that Kings of England have had and ought to have to the Crown and Realm of France.”

About The Author

Blogger, medieval historian, and soon-to-be published author. My first book entitled "Usurper: A New Look at Six Medieval Kings" will be released in the Fall of 2021 by Pen & Sword Books.

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