Product Description: This Richard III Boar pendant is made from lead-free pewter. The boar is supplied on a waxed cord. The pendant is mounted on an information card, which has a portrait image of Richard III on the front and on the reverse describes Richard III’s rule and the meaning of the boar.
Information: Richard III’s ruthless seizure of the crown in 1483 left a core of bitter opposition. He successfully put down a rebellion led by the Duke of Buckingham, but in 1485 Henry Tudor returned from exile. On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor faced Richard III’s army at Bosworth Field. Richard was struck down in the conflict and Henry Tudor became King Henry VII.
The white boar was Richard III’s emblem during the Wars of the Roses. Many of his supporters wore a boar badge to demonstrate their loyalty to the king. Precious metal badges were reserved for the King’s most important and powerful allies.
The coinage of Richard III followed the pattern of previous reigns. The portrait, only used on his silver coinage, was stylised though it became increasingly distinct.