Person:Edward of York (1)

Edward IV _____, King of England
Facts and Events
Name Edward IV _____, King of England
Alt Name Edward IV of York _____
Alt Name _____ Plantagenet
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Apr 1442 Rouen, Seine-Maritime, FranceHouse of York
Occupation? Bet 4 Mar 1460/61 and 9 Apr 1483 EnglandReigning King of England
Other? 28 Jun 1461 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandCrowned
Marriage to Elizabeth Lucy
Marriage 1 May 1464 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, Englandto Elizabeth Woodville
Death[1] 9 Apr 1483 Westminster, Middlesex, England
Burial? 18 Apr 1483 St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Reference Number? Q160341?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Edward IV of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Edward IV (28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was King of England from 4 March 1461 to 3 October 1470,<ref></ref> then again from 11 April 1471 until his death in 1483. He was a central figure in the Wars of the Roses, a series of civil wars in England fought between the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions between 1455 and 1487.

    Edward inherited the Yorkist claim when his father, Richard, Duke of York, died at the Battle of Wakefield in December 1460. After defeating Lancastrian armies at Mortimer's Cross and Towton in early 1461, he deposed King Henry VI and took the throne. His marriage to Elizabeth Woodville in 1464 led to conflict with his chief advisor, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, known as the "Kingmaker". In 1470, a revolt led by Warwick and Edward's brother George, Duke of Clarence, briefly re-installed Henry VI.

    Edward fled to Flanders, where he gathered support and invaded England in March 1471; after victories at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, he resumed the throne. Shortly afterwards, Henry VI was found dead in the Tower of London. Despite a continuing threat from Henry Tudor, later Henry VII, the last Lancastrian claimant, Edward reigned in relative peace for the next twelve years. When he died suddenly in April 1483, Edward IV was succeeded by his minor son Edward V, but Edward IV's brother Richard III soon seized the throne.

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