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July 17, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was born with a full set of teeth and grew up to have a hump on his shoulder and a withered arm. He murdered his two young nephews and was immortalized by William Shakespeare as "this poisonous hunch-backed toad." Thus has history portrayed Richard III, king of England from 1483 to 1485. But for 750 crusaders in the United States and about 4,000 converts worldwide, there has rarely been a finer fellow than this last Plantagenet king of England.
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July 17, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was born with a full set of teeth and grew up to have a hump on his shoulder and a withered arm. He murdered his two young nephews and was immortalized by William Shakespeare as "this poisonous hunch-backed toad." Thus has history portrayed Richard III, king of England from 1483 to 1485. But for 750 crusaders in the United States and about 4,000 converts worldwide, there has rarely been a finer fellow than this last Plantagenet king of England.
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