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Edward V of England

King of England
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: Westminster
Country: British
BirthDay: 2 November 1470
Died On: 1483

Edward V of England was bornon 2 November 1470 in Westminster, British, is King of England. Edward V served as the King of England for 86 days, from 9 April 1483 to 26 June 1483. He was subsequently dethroned and probably murdered by his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The eldest surviving son of Edward IV, Edward V was born while his father was in brief exile after being deposed by the Earl of Warwick. After Edward IV regained the throne, young Edward V was made Prince of Wales and was sent to Ludlow as the titular ruler of Wales and the Welsh Marches, where he stayed for the remainder of his father's reign. Upon his father’s ill-timed death, young Prince Edward ascended the throne at the age of 12, with his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, being appointed as his protector. After initial conflicts between Gloucester and the Woodville nobles for the possession of Edward V, Richard was soon effective in arresting the Woodville party and successfully gained custody of Edward and his younger brother. Both the young princes were held in the Tower of London which at that time functioned as a royal residence as well as a prison. Before being crowned as the King, young Edward V's brief reign came to an end when parliament accepted Richard’s claim that Edward IV's marriage to Elizabeth was invalid and hence their children are illegitimate. Soon afterwards, the two princes mysteriously went missing from the Tower and the most generally believed theory relating to their disappearance was that they were murdered on Richard’s orders


In 1674, bones of two children were discovered by workmen in the Tower of London


In 1473, he was established as nominal president of a newly created Council of Wales and the Marches


In June 1471, Edward V was made the Prince of Wales, following his father’s restoration to the English throne


Edward V was born on November 2, 1470, in Westminster Abbey, to the first Yorkist King of England, Edward IV, and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville

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