Act 5, scene 2
Richmond enters with his supporters. They have reached Tamworth, in Staffordshire, in the English midlands. He has learned that Richard is not far off, in Leicester. It is one day’s march away. Richmond’s allies are confident. They think Richard’s remaining friends will soon desert him.
This is Richmond’s first appearance in the play. He is presented as a man who comes to overthrow a tyrant and has the welfare of England in mind. He does not act out of personal ambition.