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House of York
Edmund, Duke
of York

Edward, Duke
of York

Richard, Earl
of Cambridge

Anne Mortimer
Richard, Duke
of York

Cecily Neville
Edmund, Earl
of Rutland

The Wars of Roses
Mortimer Family
Edward IV
Elizabeth Woodville
Woodville Family
Neville Family
The Kingmaker

George, Duke of

Edward V
Lady Anne Mowbray
Richard III
Richard III Continued
The Remains of Richard III
Anne Neville
Edward of

Richard III's
Illegitimate Children

Battle of Bosworth
A tour of Bosworth

Middleham Castle
Sheriff Hutton

Elizabeth of York
Edward, Earl of Warwick
Margaret, Countess of Salisbury
De la Pole Famiy

Native Princes
Of Wales

English Princes
of Wales

The Honours of Wales

Tudor Era
Stuart Era
Recent History

The Regalia
The Theft Of The Crown Jewels

Leeds Castle
Buckingham Palace
Windsor Castle
Holyrood House
Balmoral Castle
Sandringham House
Hampton Court Palace
Osborne House

St. George's Chapel
Westminster Abbey
Henry VII Chapel
Edward the
Confessor's Shrine

Carisbrooke Castle
and Charles I

Order of the Garter
Order of the Bath


The House of York

The House of York, a branch of the Plantagenet family produced 3 Kings of England- Edward IV, the boy king Edward V and Richard III. They descended in the male line from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, who was the fourth surviving son of Edward III, but were also descended in the senior line from Edward being cognatic descendants (through the female line) of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, Edward's second surviving son. The Yorkist claimants therefore held a senior claim to their Lancastrian rivals according to cognatic primogeniture but a junior claim according to agnatic primogeniture.

The House of York

Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341 - 1402), the founder of the House of York, was the fourth surviving son of Edward III. He had two sons Edward, Duke of York, who died at Agincourt and Richard, Earl of Cambridge. The Yorkist dynasty based their claim to throne through the marriage of his younger son, Richard, to Anne Mortimer, great-granddaughter of Lionel of Antwerp, the second son of Edward III. Richard, Earl of Cambridge was executed by the Lancastrian king Henry V for his involvement in a plot to depose the Lancastrian King Henry V in favour of his brother-in-law, Edmund, Earl of March, the appointed heir of Richard II. When Edmund later died his claim to the throne devolved on his sister Anne Mortimer. The dukedom of York and the Mortimer claim to the throne passed to her son, Richard Plantagenet.

Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York produced four surviving sons, Edward, Earl of March (1442-1483), who succeeded to the throne as King Edward IV in 1461. Edmund of Langley, Earl of Rutland (b.1443), who was killed at the Battle of Wakefield along with his father in 1460. George Duke of Clarence, Shakespeare's, 'false, fleeting, perjured Clarence', who was famously drowned in a butt of malmsey in the Tower of London in 1478 and Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1452-1485). Edward IV left the crown to his young son, Edward V, the elder of the so called 'Princes in the Tower', but the throne was usurped by his uncle, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who ascended the throne as Richard III (1452-1485). The young Edward V and his brother, Richard, Duke of York, disappeared into the depths of the Tower of London and were never seen alive again. Richard III was killed in battle at Bosworth Field in 1485. The new king, Henry VII, who represented the Lancastrian line, married Edward IV's eldest daughter Elizabeth of York, thereby uniting the claims of both houses in the person of their son, King Henry VIII.

Edward IV b.b.1442 son of
Richard Duke of York
& Cecily Neville
r. 1461 -70 & 1471-83
Elizabeth Woodville
Edward V b. 1470
son of-
Edward IV
&Elizabeth Woodville
r. 1483
Richard III
b. 1452
son of-
Richard Duke of York
& Cecily Neville
r. 1483-85
Anne Neville

Wars of the Roses Edward, Duke
of York
Richard, Earl
of Cambridge
Duke of York
The Neville Family
Cecily Neville Edmund, Earl of Rutland Richard Neville
Earl of Warwick
The Percy Family The Beaufort Family The Battle of
The Battle of
Mortimers Cross
The Battle of Towton The Battle of Barnet The Battle of
The Battle of Bosworth
A Tour of Bosworth
The Remains of
Richard III
of the House of York
Warwick Castle
Sheriff Hutton Castle Middleham Castle
Home of Richard III
George, Duke of

Isabel, Duchess of

Edward of
Richard Nevillle
Earl of Salisbury
John Neville
Marquess of Montague
Henry Stafford
Duke of Buckingham
Margaret, Countess
of Salisbury
Earl of Warwick
Elizabeth of York Richard III's
Illegitimate Children
Lady Anne Mowbray Woodville Family De la Pole Famiy Richard III Visitor
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