Happily an accident which caused Richards death at the siege of Chalus, and the evil imbecility of his brother and sue- Philip cessor, John Lackland, brilliantly restored the fortunes Augustus of the Capets.
A recent atomic weight determination by Richards and Baxter (Zeit.
They were headed by the two most capable politicians and soldiers then alive in England, the two Richards, father and son, who held the earidoms of Salisbury and Warwick, and were respectively brother-in-law and nephew to York.
The Yorkists proclaimed Ed ~ Edward, Duke Richards heir, king of England; they earl of took no further heed of the claims of King Henry, March, declared their leader the true successor of Richard II., Pro- and stigmatized the whole period of the Lancastrian ~ rule as a mere usurpation.
The direction of absolute monarchy which England had seen since the short months of King Richards tyranny in 1397-1399.