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King Edward IV, Elizabeth Woodville and Elizabeth of York- The White Queen

King Edward IV and His Queen, Elizabeth Woodville at Reading Abbey, 1464

Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII!

Edward IV (1442 - 1483) was twice king of England, winning the struggle against the Lancastrians to establish the House of York on the English throne.

Henry viii's grandmother Elizabeth Woodvile

Anonymous portrait of Margaret of York, c 1468, Louvre, Paris. Margaret was Edward IV and Richard III's sister. She married Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy in 1468.

Joan of Kent, first Princess of Wales (1328-1385) was the wife of Edward the Black Prince. Their marriage was a love match; the Plantagenet sons of Edward III had a tendency to defy convention & follow their heart. While Edward & Joan never became King & Queen of England, their surviving son became Richard II. Edward treated his wife affectionately in public & in private; his letter to her seven years after their wedding began, "My dearest and truest sweetheart and beloved companion."