Name: Richard Plantagenet
Given Name: Richard
Prefix: Duke Of York
Name: Duke Of England
Surname: Duke Of England
Name: Richard Plantagenet Of York Duke Of York
Given Name: Richard Plantagenet Of York
Surname: Duke Of York
Birth: 17 Aug 1473 in Dominican Friary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Death: 3 Sep 1483 in Tower Of London, London, England
Note: (Presumed) murdered by Duke of Gloucester, later Richard II I.
Burial: 1674 Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England
Note: Their (presumed) bones found & buried in Westminster Abbey.
Ancestral File #: 9F9H-NM
Note: One of the Princes of the Tower.
Note: Duke Of York; Earl of Nottingham; Earl Of Surrey & Warren . Duke Of Norfolk
Event: Alt. Birth
Alt. Birth 17 Aug 1473
Note: Dominican Friary, Shrewshire, England
Reigned 28 May 1474
Event: Alt. Death
Alt. Death 22 Jun 1483
Note: Murdered In The Tower By Tudors
Change Date: 21 Dec 2007 at 21:45
Imprisoned in the Tower of London w/ brother Edward V, neve r to be seen again.
Earl of Surrey & Warenne. Earl of Nottingham. His creatio n as the Duke of York established the tradition that the 2n d son of the Sovereign is made so. K.G. Made a Knight of t he Bath later that year. all titles forfeited.
Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and 1st Duke of Nor folk (17 August 1473– 1483?) was the sixth child and secon d son of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville . He was born in Shrewsbury.
He was a younger brother of Elizabeth of York, Mary of York , Cecily of York, Edward V of England and Margaret of York . He was also an older brother of Anne of York, George Plan tagenet, Duke of Bedford, Catherine of York and Bridget o f York.
He was created Duke of York in 1474. In January 15 1478, wh en he was about 4 years old, he married the 5-year-old Ann e de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk, who had inherited th e vast Mowbray estates in 1476. Because York's father-in-la w's dukedom had become extinct when Anne could not inheri t it, he was created Duke of Norfolk in 1481.
His father died on 9 April 1483. Thus his brother Edward, P rince of Wales, became King of England, and Richard his Hei r Presumptive. This was not to last. Robert Stillington, th e Bishop of Bath and Wells, presented evidence that Edwar d IV had contracted a secret marriage to Lady Eleanor Talbo t in 1461. Talbot was still alive when Edward married Eliza beth Woodville in 1464. The Regency council under Richard P lantagenet, 1st Duke of Gloucester, concluded that this wa s a case of bigamy, invalidating the second marriage and th e legitimacy of all children of Edward IV by this marriage . Both Edward and Richard were declared illegitimate and re moved from the line of succession on 25 June 1483. The Duk e of Gloucester, as a surviving younger brother of Edward I V, became King Richard III. The Duke of York was sent to th e Tower of London by King Richard in mid-1483. What happene d to him and his brother— the Princes in the Tower— after t hat has been the subject of much speculation and debate. I n the 1490s, Perkin Warbeck claimed to be Richard, Duke o f York, but he was an imposter. Richard's might have been t he smaller of two skeletons discovered in a chest in the To wer in 1674 , but there is as yet no evidence o ne way or the other.
The comedy series The Black Adder features an alternative h istory where Richard succeeded his uncle to the throne as K ing Richard IV of England (reigned 1485– 1498, though Richa rd has two grown up sons in The Black Adder in 1485, in rea lity he would have been twelve years old) before being pois oned and succeeded by King Henry VII.
Father: Edward Of York Plantagenet b: 28 Apr 1442 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Mother: Elizabeth Wydeville b: 1437 in Grafton, Northhampton, England, Great Britain
Anne De Mowbray b: 10 Dec 1472 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England
15 Jan 1478
in St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster Palace
- Change Date:
21 Dec 2007