King Edward V of England, "the Boy King"

King Edward V of England, "the Boy King"

Male 1470 - 1483  (12 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edward V of England  [1, 2
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "the Boy King" 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 4 Nov 1470  Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1483  Tower of, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I53068  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Father King Edward IV of York,   b. 28 Apr 1442, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1483, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Woodville,   b. Abt 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamtonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, St. Saviour's Abbey, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1 May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F2642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Prince of Wales & Earl of Chester, Jun 1471, Duke of Cornwall 17 Jul 1471.
      K.G. 15 May 1475, Earl of March & Earl of Pembroke Jul 1479.
      Place and date of death uncertain. The "Boy King" was never crowned but acceded the Throne on 9 Apr 1483 and was deposed 25 June 1483. Because of a power struggle between his paternal uncle Richard, duke of Gloucester and his maternal uncle Anthony Woodville, 2d Earl Rivers, both Edward and his brother, Richard, duke of York (1472-83) were confined in the Tower of London shortly after their father's death in April 1483. They were not seen again outside the tower. They were declared bastards by the duke of Gloucester, who usurped the throne as Richard III in June 1483.
    • (Medical):(Presumed) by Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward, (Penguin Books, New York 1995 ,), The House of York genealogy table (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S4] Britain's Royal Families, Alison Weir, (rev. ed, Pimlico Random House, London 1989, 1996 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 139 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S4] Britain's Royal Families, Alison Weir, (rev. ed, Pimlico Random House, London 1989, 1996 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 142 (Reliability: 0).


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