in the bowels of Ponitfract Castle in Yorkshire, supposedly by starvation, was murder. And just as Henry Tudor did, nearly eighty five years in the future, Henry Bolingbroke would have to work hard to prove that he was the rightful king and not a usurper who had taken the throne illegally.
Richard II had inherited the throne of England at the age of ten. Four years later, in 1381, he successfully ended the
Peasant Revolt, but followed this great achievement with extravagances and favouritism, all of which alienated a number of high ranking lords.