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    18 Times King Richard III Perfectly Summed Up Your Struggle

    "My kingdom for a f*ck to give."

    1. When you can't even with the House of York.

    2. When you keep getting woken up by the ghosts of your enemies.


    3. When Henry Stafford, the Second Duke of Buckingham, is in revolt and you just CANNOT any more.

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    4. When you have just had it with these goddam child princes.

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    5. When you just can't handle your friends so you accuse them of treason and have them beheaded.

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    Like maybe if u wanted to keep ur head u shouldn't have been so treasonous.

    6. When it's awkward cause you killed a bunch of people to gain power but your reign only lasts two years.

    7. When you're killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field before you've even had your first coffee.

    8. When you fail so hard your fail is widely considered to have brought the Middle Ages to an end.

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    9. And all you get is a shitty plaque.

    10. When some nerds make an ugly-ass reconstruction of your head 500 years after you die.


    11. And it's like ugggghhhh I was NOT that pale.

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    Put a filter on it at least.

    12. When you're trying to rest in peace but those damn nerds just will not leave you alone.

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    13. Like I'm smiling here but actually leave me TF alone.

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    14. When William Actual Shakespeare writes a play about your life and it's pretty unflattering.

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    15. And you're just like this Tudor propaganda is SUCH BULLSHIT.

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    16. When bae isn't texting you back.

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    17. When you get exhumed and it's just the WORST.

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    18. And when people are 530 years late for your funeral.

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    Right, you had car trouble. Cool.