Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. His defeat and subsequent death marked the demise of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of William Shakespeare's famous play Richard III. He has also been an inspiration for several other works of literature and films.
English comedian James Acaster is best known for his shows such as The Island and We the Jury. While he initially studied music and played drums for various bands, Acaster found fame with stand-up comedy. He has penned bestsellers such as James Acaster's Classic Scrapes and also has a Netflix special.
Francis Godwin is credited with being the first science-fiction author of English literature, for his tale of space travel in The Man in the Moone. His works are said to have inspired authors such as Jonathan Swift, directly or indirectly. He was also the bishop of Llandaff and of Hereford.