Edward V


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Edward V

1470-1483.
King of England (1483) who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father, Edward IV, and was immediately confined in the Tower of London, where he and his younger brother were murdered, possibly by their uncle the Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, or by Henry VII.

Edward V

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(Biography) 1470–?83, king of England in 1483; son of Edward IV. He was deposed by his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III), and is thought to have been murdered with his brother in the Tower of London
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Noun1.Edward V - King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)Edward V - King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
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When Edward IV suddenly died, Richard took his young son Edward V, and murdered his bodyguards including the brother and son by a previous marriage of Edward IV's widow, Elizabeth Woodville.
Richard now usurped the crown, declaring the imprisoned Edward V and his brother illegitimate, and they were not seen after a few weeks.
When his brother Edward IV died in 1483, Richard was named Lord Protector of the realm for Edward's son and successor, King Edward V, who was just 12.