Exterior of the Tower of London. Tressel brings to the dethroned Henry VI the news of the loss of the battle of Tewkesbury and the death of the king's son. "Now is the winter of our ... See full summary »

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William V. Ranous ...
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Exterior of the Tower of London. Tressel brings to the dethroned Henry VI the news of the loss of the battle of Tewkesbury and the death of the king's son. "Now is the winter of our discontent." The Duke of Gloucester (afterwards King Richard III) enters the tower and kills the imprisoned King Henry VI. "Down to hell, and say I sent you there." The Duke of Gloucester stops the funeral procession of Henry VI, woos and wins Lady Anne. Inside the palace, Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of York are weeping over the death of Edward IV. To this Gloucester remarks, "These tears look well; sorrow's the mode. With all my heart I'll not be out of fashion," and he weeps. Plotting for the Crown, Crosby Palace: The Prince of Wales on the throne is visited by his brother, the Duke of York. He jokingly makes much of the Duke of Gloucester, who advises the two princes to live in the tower until the Prince of Wales is ready to be crowned Edward V, but privately intends that they shall never leave the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 September 1908 (USA)  »

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Richard III: A Shakespearian Tragedy  »

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One of plays by William Shakespeare adapted by the Vitagraph Company of America in 1908. The others were A Comedy of Errors (1908), Othello (1908), Macbeth (1908), Romeo and Juliet (1908), Antony and Cleopatra (1908), Julius Caesar (1908) and The Merchant of Venice (1908). See more »

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