Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. The play begins like this:
"ACT I. SCENE 1.
London. A street
Enter RICHARD, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, solus GLOUCESTER. Now is the winter of our discontent"
On the eve of the Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard dreams that he's visited by the ghosts of some of his murder victims – Prince Edward, King Henry VI, Clarence, Rivers, Gray, Vaughan, the young princes, Hastings, Lady Anne, and Buckingham. (The stage sure gets crowded during this scene.)