Trial of Richard III

A celebrity panel of justices and law professors heard testimony concerning whether King Richard III murdered or conspired to murder his… read more

A celebrity panel of justices and law professors heard testimony concerning whether King Richard III murdered or conspired to murder his two nephews, Edward and Richard, in 1483. Mr. Walda and Mr. Fitzpatrick, two Indiana Law School alumni, and Mr. Long and Ms. Porter, two current students, argued the case. In his will, King Edward IV placed his brother, Richard of Gloucester, in charge of the realm until his older son Edward could assume the throne. However, after King Edward’s death in 1483, Parliament ruled that both his sons were illegitimate and therefore unable to succeed him and asked Richard to become King Richard III. Shortly thereafter, Edward’s two sons disappeared and were never seen again. Justices Rehnquist and Williams sided with the defense while Justice Shepard sided with the prosecution. close

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Trial of Richard III

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Program ID:
76271-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Moot Court
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
First Aired:
Jan 4, 1997
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 1997

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  • Jan 04, 1997 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 05, 1997 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 05, 1997 | 10:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 1997 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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