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Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick

Male 1475 - 1499  (24 years)


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  • Name Edward Plantagenet 
    Suffix 17th Earl of Warwick  
    Born 25 Feb 1475 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1499  Tower Hill, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Warwick spent most of his life secretly confined to the Tower of London. His death was likely the price of securing the marriage of the Infanta to Arthur and thus sealing an alliance with Spain. (Ferdinand and Isabella were concerned with the stability of Tudor Rule owing to continued Yorkist dissatisfaction and pretenders who were available to stoke it.) Warwick then was drawn into a conspiracy with another Tower resident, the pretender Perkin Warbeck, to depose Henry.
    Tower of London
    Tower of London
    Tower Hill
    Tower Hill
    London
    Buried Bisham Priory, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I894  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2015 

    Father George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, KG,   b. 21 Oct 1449, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1478, The Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabella Neville, Duchess of Clarence,   b. 5 Sep 1451, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1476  (Age 25 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Jul 1469  Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F3064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1499 - Tower Hill, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336458] Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World, Alison Weir, (New York: Balentine Books, 2013), 356.

    2. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 4.

    3. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 98-99.
      "Clarence's position in the line of succession was obviously of prime importance to Warwick, who now began his machinations that would one day earn him his nickname, the Kingmaker. It was around the time of Clarence's marriage into Warwick's family that, on the Continent and among Warwick's allies, rumors of Edward's bastardy- rumors that implied that Clarence was the true heir of the Yorkist monarchy- can first be traced with certainty. It has been suggested that Clarence's mother, Cecily, had recently told him this was true: that his older brother Edward had been conceived in adultery. In 1469, the year of Clarence's marriage, Edward asked his mother to exchange the castle of Fotheringhay, into which she had poured both money and effort, for the run-down Berhamsted in Hertfordshire."

    4. [S155] Richard III: England's Black Legend, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 43.

    5. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 219.

    6. [S240] The Wars of the Roses, Alison Weir, (New York: Random House iBooks, 1995), Chapter 22 ?Secret Negotiations ?.