Want to know where Richard III is set? In Shakespeare’s Richard III play is set in the late 15th century at the end of the Wars of the Roses. The play ends with Richard’s defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field and the establishment of the Tudor dynasty under Henry VII. Shakespeare has presented time creativelyand flexibly in that all that action could not have occurred in the fourteen days that Shakespeare gives it. Most of the action in the first four acts is set around London. In the fifth act there is a tour of England which finishes at Bosworth Field. In the first four acts Richard is operating in a tight space and is in control. In the last act it is loosened and it all slips away from him, culminating in the final battle at Bosworth.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Richard III , and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the Richard III settings map: