King Edward V(1470-1483), Reigned 1483
Sitter associated with 15 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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by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
by Samuel Cousins, published by Fine Art Society Ltd, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint, published 16 March 1879 (1878)
- Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy (aunt)
- King Edward IV (father)
- Elizabeth Woodville (mother)
- Elizabeth of York (sister)
- King Richard III (uncle)
- Richard, Duke of York and Duke of Norfolk (brother)
- Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers (grandfather)
- Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (grandfather)
- Cecily (née Neville), Duchess of York (grandmother)
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