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Plantagenet, King of England Edward IV

Male 1442 - 1483  (40 years)


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  • Name Plantagenet, Edward IV 
    Title King of England 
    Born 28 Apr 1442  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1483  Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I527  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Plantagenet, Richard,   b. 21 Sep 1411, Conisborough, Yorks, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1460, Battle of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother de Neville, Cecily,   b. 31 May 1415, Raby Castle, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1495, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Woodville, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1437, Grafton Regis, Northants, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey Abbey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1 May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northants, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Plantagenet, Catherine "of York",   b. 14 Aug 1479, Eltham Palace, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1527  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     2. Plantagenet, Elizabeth "of York",   b. 11 Feb 1466, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1503, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     3. Plantagenet, Anne "of York",   b. 2 Nov 1475, Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1511  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Plantagenet, Richard "of Shrewsbury",   b. 17 Aug 1473, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1483, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Talbot, Eleanor,   d. Jun 1468 
    Married 1461 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1442 - Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1464 - Grafton Regis, Northants, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Edward IV, son of Richard, Duke of York and Cicely Neville, was born in 1442. He married Elizabeth Woodville in 1464, the widow of the Lancastrian Sir John Grey, who bore him ten children. He also entertained many mistresses and had at least one illegitimate son. Edward came to the throne through the efforts of his father; as Henry VI became increasingly less effective, Richard pressed the claim of the York family but was killed before he could ascend the throne: Edward deposed his cousin Henry after defeating the Lancastrians at Mortimer's Cross in 1461. Richard Neville, the Kingmaker, Earl of Warwick proclaimed Henry king once again in 1470, but less than a year elapsed when Edward reclaimed the crown and had Henry executed in 1471. The rest of his reign was fairly uneventful. He revived the English claim to the French throne and invaded the weakened France, extorting a non-aggression treaty from Louis XI in 1475 which amounted to a lump payment of 75,000 crowns, and an annuity of 20,000. Edward had his brother, George, Duke of Clarendon, judicially murdered in 1478 on a charge of treason. His marriage to Elizabeth Woodville vexed his councilors, and he allowed many of the great nobles (such as his brother Richard) to build uncharacteristically large power bases in the provinces in return for their support. Edward died suddenly in 1483, leaving behind two sons aged twelve and nine, five daughters, and a troubled legacy.