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British Monarchs: Edward V (House of York) 1483


Edward V


House: House of York
Reign: 1483

Edward V (4 November 1470 1483?) was the King of England from 9 April 1483 until his deposition two months later. His reign was dominated by the influence of his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who succeeded him as Richard III. Along with his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Edward was one of the Princes in the Tower, who were never seen alive after being sent (ostensibly for their own safety) to the Tower of London. Richard III has been widely blamed for their deaths, though this is not proven.
Along with Edward VIII and Lady Jane Grey, Edward V is one of only three British monarchs never to have been crowned.


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