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  1. Richard of York was born on 22 September 1411, the son of Richard, Earl of Cambridge (1385–1415), and his wife Anne Mortimer (1388–1411). Both his parents were descended from King Edward III of England (1312–1377): his father was son of Edmund, 1st Duke of York (founder of the House of York), fourth surviving son of Edward III, whereas his mother Anne Mortimer was a great-granddaughter ...

  2. Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (17 August 1473 – c. 1483), was the sixth child and second son of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville, born in Shrewsbury. Richard and his older brother, who briefly reigned as King Edward V of England , mysteriously disappeared shortly after Richard III became king in 1483.

  3. RICHARD, DUKE OF YORK (c.1410-1460), was the son of Richard, Earl of Cambridge, by Anne, daughter of Roger, Earl of March. [see Richard's Genealogy] In 1425 he was relieved from the effects of his father's attainder, and succeeded to the estates and titles of his uncles, Edward, Duke of York, and Edmund, Earl of March.

  4. Origins. He was born in 1400 at Raby Castle in County Durham, the third son (and tenth child) of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his second wife, Joan Beaufort, the youngest of the four legitimised children and only daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (third surviving son of King Edward III), by his mistress, later wife, Katherine Swynford.

  5. The Princes in the Tower refers to the apparent murder in England in the 1480s of the deposed King Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.These two brothers were the only sons of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville surviving at the time of their father's death in 1483.

  6. The House of York was a cadet branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet. Three of its members became kings of England in the late 15th century. The House of York descended in the male line from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York , the fourth surviving son of Edward III .

  7. Margaret of Anjou has an important role in Bulwer-Lytton's The Last of the Barons (1843). Margaret of Anjou is the main character in Barnaby Ross's 1966 novel, The Passionate Queen – Barnaby Ross was a publisher's house name for historical novels written by various authors, among them Don Tracy, who wrote The Passionate Queen.

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