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King Edward IV
Birth: Apr. 28, 1442
Departement de la Seine-Maritime
Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Apr. 9, 1483
City of Westminster
Greater London, England

English Royalty. King of England from March 4, 1461, until October 3, 1470, and from April 11, 1471, until his death on April 9, 1483.
Born the son of Richard, Duke of York, a leading claimant to the throne, and Cicely Neville at Rouen, France. As Henry VI became increasingly less effective, the Duke pressed the claim of the York line for the throne. He was killed in 1460 at the Battle of Wakefield, and Edward succeded him. Edward deposed his cousin Henry VI in 1461. The Earl of Warwick gained control of London and had Edward declared king. Edward strengthened his claim with a decisive victory at the Battle of Towton during which the Lancastrian army was virtually wiped out. Once on the throne, Edward proceeded to alienate his supporters by secretly marrying a Lancastrian widow, Elizabeth Woodville. They would have ten children. The queen and her large, ambitious family made themselves obnoxious to the nobility and were roundly disliked. As a result of Edward's actions, Warwick and the king's younger brother, George, Duke of Clarence, changed sides and led an army against Edward. Henry VI briefly regained the throne during this interlude, but was recaptured at the Battle of Barnet and returned to the Tower where he was quietly murdered. Warwick was killed at the same battle. The remaining Lancastrian resistance was crushed at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. Edward did not face any further rebellion after his restoration. He revived the English claim to the French throne and invaded France in 1475. He extorted a non-aggression treaty, the Treaty of Picquigny, from Louis XI that same year which paid the English crown an annuity. Safely on his throne, the king allowed his brother, the Duke of Gloucester to govern the often fractious north of the kingdom while he overindulged in drink and food and while collected a string of mistrisses. Edward fell ill at Easter 1483, but lingered long enough to name his brother, Gloucester, as Protector after his death. Edward died leaving behind two sons aged twelve and nine, five daughters, and a troubled legacy. He was succeeded by his twelve-year-old son, Edward V. His son was, however, barred from the throne by Parliament on charges of illigitamacy and he was succeeded by Richard III. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Richard Plantagenet (1411 - 1460)
  Cecily de Neville Plantagenet (1415 - 1495)
  Eleanor Talbot Boteler (1436 - 1468)
  Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492)
  Elizabeth Wayte Lucy (1443 - 1492)*
  Arthur Plantagenet (1460 - 1542)*
  Elizabeth Plantagenet Lumley (1464 - ____)*
   Elizabeth of York (1465 - 1503)*
  Mary Plantagenet (1467 - 1482)*
  Cecilia Plantagenet (1469 - 1507)*
   Edward V (1470 - 1483)*
  Margaret Plantagenet (1472 - 1472)*
  Richard of Shrewsbury Plantagenet (1473 - 1483)*
  Anne York Howard (1475 - 1511)*
  George Plantagenet (1477 - 1479)*
  Katherine Plantagenet Courtenay (1479 - 1527)*
  Bridget Plantagenet (1480 - 1517)*
  Joan Of York Plantagenet (1438 - 1438)*
  Anne Plantagenet Saint Leger (1439 - 1475)*
  Henry Plantagenet (1441 - ____)*
   King Edward IV (1442 - 1483)
  Edmund Plantagenet (1443 - 1460)*
  Elizabeth Plantagenet of York De la Pole (1444 - 1503)*
  Duchess Margaret Of York (1446 - 1503)*
  William Plantagenet (1447 - ____)*
  John Plantagenet (1448 - ____)*
  George Plantagenet (1449 - 1478)*
  Thomas Plantagenet (1451 - ____)*
   King Richard (1452 - 1485)*
  Ursula Plantagenet (1455 - ____)*
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St George's Chapel
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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