George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford
b.Mar 1477 Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
m. 1 MAY 1464
Facts and Events
He was a younger brother of Elizabeth of York, Mary of York, Cecily of York, Edward V of England, Margaret Plantagenet, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and Anne of York. He was also an older brother of Catherine of York and Bridget of York.
He was born in Windsor Castle in March 1477, and was created Duke of Bedford in infancy, probably in 1478, after the former holder of the title, George Neville, was deprived of the title by act of Parliament, ostensibly for lack of money to maintain the style of a Duke. He was appointed the lord lieutenant of Ireland in 1478, one of a series of nominal and largely absent lieutenants.