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  • ID: I23859
  • Name: Edward V Plantagenet King of ENGLAND 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 6th Duke of /Cornwall/, Edward V King of England
  • Name: 18th Earl of CHESTER , Edward V King of England 2
  • Name: 8th Earl of MARCH , Edward V King of England 3
  • Name: 19th Earl of PEMBROKE , Edward V King of England 4
  • Birth: BET 2 AND 3 NOV 1470 in Sanctuary of Westminster Abbey, Middlesex, England 5
  • Death: AFT 2 NOV 1483 in Tower of London, Middlesex, England (murdered) 6
  • Death: AUG 1483 7
  • Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England (1674)
  • Event: Ruled April - June 1483 (no coronation) 1
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF CHESTER (XVIII, 1) 1471 to 1483

    EARLDOM OF MARCH (VIII) 1479 to 1483

    EARLDOM OF PEMBROKE (XIX, 1) 1479 to 1483

    DUKEDOM OF CORNWALL (VI) 1470 and 1471 to 1483

    Edward Plantagenet, DUKE OF CORNWALL, at his birth, being 1st and heir apparent of Edward IV, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Wydeville. He was b. 2 or 3 Nov 1470, in the Sanctuary at Westminster. By charter, 26 Jun 1471 he was created PRINCE OF WALES and EARL OF CHESTER, being invested by chater of 17 July following with the Principality of Wales and the counties of Chester and Flint. By patent of the same date 17 July 1471, he was, in Parliament, created DUKE OF CORNWALL, "habend, et tened, eidem Duci et ipsius et heredum suorum Regum Anglie fil. primogenitis et dict loci Ducibus", &c. He was knighted by the King, 18 Apr 1475, nominated KG, 15 May 1475. On 18 July 1479, he was created EARL OF MARCH and EARL OF PEMBROKE, to hold the same during the King's pleasure. On 9 Apr 1483, he ascended the throne as Edward V, when all his honours merged in the Crown. [Complete Peerage III:440]

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    The following is taken from Edward's brother Richard's article in CP, which gives an account of their last known days:

    Parliament having decided (25 June) that the marriage of their parents was null and void, owing to a pre-contract between Edward IV and Lady Eleanor Butler, the boys became officially illegitimate and Edward was deprived of the Crown in favour of his uncle Gloucester, as Richard III. Apparently the new King held that the Duke of York had lost his titles of Norfolk and Nottingham, although it is not possible to reconcile such a view with any principle of law. The evidence concerning Richard's treatment of his nephews is vague and unsatisfactory. They seem to have been kept in the Tower, then a royal residence, and to have been free to play and practice archery in the Tower garden. The boys must have been alive when Buckingham was beheaded, 2 November 1483, otherwise the King would certainly have seized the chance to cast the guilt of their murder on the Duke. Whether they were eventually murdered by Richard III or survived him, to be killed by Henry VII, is a problem which defies a positive solution. . . . Richard died, at an uncertain date, almost certainly murdered, with his brother Edward V, in the Tower and was probably buried with him in the precincts of the Tower. A marble urn, containing bones of two children alleged to be the remains of the two Princes, is in Henry VII's Chapel in Westminster Abbey. M.I. [Complete Peerage XII/2:910-13, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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    Following copied from Barry Hummel, Jr, World Connect db=siderhummel, rootsweb.com:
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    Edward V (reigned April-June 1483) was a minor, and his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was made Protector. Richard had been loyal throughout to his brother Edward IV including the events of 1470-71, Edward's exile and their brother's rebellion (the Duke of Clarence, who was executed in 1478 by drowning, reputedly in a barrel of Malmsey wine). However, he was suspicious of the Woodville faction, possibly believing they were the cause of Clarence's death. In response to an attempt by Elizabeth Woodville to take power, Richard and Edward V entered London in May, with Edward's coronation fixed for 22 June. However, in mid-June Richard assumed the throne as Richard III (reigned 1483-85). Edward V and his younger brother Richard were declared illegitimate, taken to the Royal apartments at the Tower of London (then a Royal residence) and never seen again. (Skeletons, allegedly theirs, found there in 1674 were later buried in Westminster Abbey.)




    Father: Edward IV Plantagenet King of ENGLAND b: 28 APR 1442 in Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
    Mother: Elizabeth WYDEVILLE b: ABT 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward V
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: III:174
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VIII:454
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:403
    5. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward V
      Text: Nov 2?, 1470, some other sources say between 1 & 4 of Nov.
    6. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:910-3
    7. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward V
      Text: 1483?, later states "It is possible they were murdered by Richard III's agents in August 1483."
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