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Kylar
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JeffreyTheGoldTiger
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King Richard III of England was a good king

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Kylar
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/6/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kylar

Con

Was King Richard III of England a good King? I would like to debate this with someone.
Rules: 1. No forfeitures
2. Show kind and courteous conduct
3. You may use outside sources for your arguments

Good luck to my opponett :).
1st round: acceptance and opening statements
JeffreyTheGoldTiger

Pro

Hello I believe that Richard the 3rd was a good king because most of what we know about Richard the 3rd comes from Shakespeare (after Richard the third died) and after his death the Lancasters ruled England and Shakespeare or a person paid him to smear Richard the 3rd and the Dynasty of York's image
Debate Round No. 1
Kylar

Con

Thanks for the debate Jeffery :).
Richard III killed Lord Hastings, and the Duke of Buckingham later in his reign. He also murdered his nephews' uncle Lord Rivers. Richard also proclaimed his nephews as bastards and usurped the throne of England.
I will unpack more on why His Majesty King Richard III of Great Britain was not a good king in Round II.
Thanks for the debate :)
JeffreyTheGoldTiger

Pro

The Duke of Buckingham was executed for treason for helping Henry Tudor the sentence which is death Lord Rivers was executed because the Woodvilles were trying to seize power from King Richard. (3rd the rightful heir to the throne)

2.This is merely speculation but perhaps he claimed his nephews as bastards because he thought they were unfit for kingship

3. I don't what usurping is please explain

You are welcome glad to be debating :)
Debate Round No. 2
Kylar

Con

Thank you for the debate :).
Usurpation is simply, the seizure of power unlawfally or maliciously :).
1. The Woodvilles were named as King Edward V's protectors until he would come of age in his will.
2. King Richard III, yes could well have considered his nephews unfit for kingship, they were 12 and 9 years of age.
3. Yes, the Duke of Buckingham died for treason, but his death was cruel.

King Richard III, according to his knight Sir James Tyrell confessed to carrying out the murder of King Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury on their uncle (Richard III)'s orders in 1502.
This hammers home Richard was a terrible King. More in Round III
Back to you pro, my friend :), great debate so far
JeffreyTheGoldTiger

Pro

JeffreyTheGoldTiger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Kylar

Con

I thank you for the debate :) and I will overlook the forfeiture.
King Richard III was a ruthless warrior, and a terrible monarch. He killed many who opposed him, levied heavy taxes, and suffered a lot of pain yes. But he was ruthless.
Thanks for the debate
JeffreyTheGoldTiger

Pro

JeffreyTheGoldTiger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Kylar

Con

Thanks again for the debate my friend.
I rest my case on this: King Richard III was a killer, and he had a heart of stone.
Thanks for the debate
JeffreyTheGoldTiger

Pro

JeffreyTheGoldTiger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bluesteel 1 year ago
bluesteel
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7 points to Con. Reasons for voting decision: FF unacceptable. do not debate if u only ff.

[*Reason for removal*] You can't award all 7 points for a forfeit unless the debater forfeited every single round.
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Posted by BblackkBbirdd 1 year ago
BblackkBbirdd
A lot of kings have killed people
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