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King Edward V

(1470-1483), Reigned 1483

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Edward V 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 it is not certain that he was responsible for them. Along with Edward VIII and Lady Jane Grey, Edward V is one of only three post-1066 English monarchs never to have been crowned.


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