King Edward V

King Edward V

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  • Edward was the eldest son of Kind Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville. He was born on the 4th of November 1470 He was made Prince of Wales in 1471 
  • Edward`s dad, King Edward IV, died in 1483 Edward was now King at 12 years old.
  • Edward headed to London to be crowned King but Richard Duke of Gloucester had other ideas. He had Edward's other uncles (the Woodville Nobles) arrested. The Duke now had complete control of the young Princes.   
  • Richard Duke of Gloucester was made the 'Lord Protector' ruler of England until the King came of age. The two Princes were to live in the Tower of London until the the day of Edward's Coronation.  
  • Edward V was never crowned and his brief reign came to an end on June 26th when Parliament accepted  the Dukes claim that Edward's mother and father's marriage was invalid. the Duke was then asked if he would like to become King Richard III. He Accepted.  
  • Soon after Richard was made King the two Princes disappeared from the Tower never to be seen again.
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