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Edward Iv Of England

Explain why the death of Edward IV caused a political crisis in England 1483. Edward IV, king of England, died suddenly and prematurely without an obvious cause in April 1483 aged only 40 years. Edward IV had been a strong king after 1471, and very much able to control the rival factions between the Yorks & the Lancaster’s, but his death opened up a Yorkist family feud. After the sudden kings death the throne should have passed smoothly to his son of Elizabeth Woodville; Edward V, who was aged twelve...

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Reasons Why Edward IV Defeated Challenges to His Rule but Richard III Could Not

Hannah Griffiths Why was Edward IV able to defeat challenges to his rule in 1470-71, but Richard III was unable to do so in 1485? One of the key reasons why Edward IV was able to defeat challenges to his rule in 1470-71, whereas Richard III was not in 1485, is the position of the opposition to the monarch at that time. If the opposition were not supported and in a disadvantageous situation then the threat that they posed would be significantly smaller than if they were supported and had an advantage...

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Explain why Edward IV's death opened a bitter power struggle in 1483

History Essay Explain why Edward IV’s death opened up a bitter power struggle in 1483? After Edward IV died in 1483, a dispute began between to major factions – the Woodvilles and Richard of Gloucester. The Woodvilles were the family of Elizabeth Woodville, Edward’s wife, with whom he shared many children. Edward V, the heir to the throne, was the son of Elizabeth Woodville, and so this put them in a good position. However, Richard of Gloucester was Edward’s brother and had shown himself to...

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How Far Was Edward Iv Responsible for His Own Deposition in 1470?

far was Edward responsible for his own desposition in 1470? When Edward VI became King in 1461, he had to deal with some unfavourable circumstances. Edward had not executed his enemies; Henry VI, Prince Edward, or Margaret of Anjou, so they escaped to Scotland. This provided an alternative King for Edward's opponents to support. He was also a usurper to the throne, therefore the majority of the nobility that were still loyal to Henry VI could use this to their favour. Additionally, Edward did not...

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Margaret Paston: The Role Of Women In Late Medieval England

In Late Medieval England, women mainly occupied three roles: matchmaker, home caretaker, and baby maker. Though not fully restricted to the domestic sphere, political involvement of women was limited. The queen was an exception to this rule, yet she too had standards she was expected to meet. It was during the turbulent era of the Wars of the Roses that these common feminine roles were developed in and through the lives of Margaret Paston, Elizabeth Woodville, and most of all, Margaret of Anjou....

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Why did Edward IV’s death cause a bitter power struggle in 1483?

Why did Edward IV’s death cause a bitter power struggle in 1483? Edward IV’s death caused many issues with regards to power shortly after he died because of many difficulties. This ranges from a complicated will, to the betrayal from his brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Shortly before Edward IV’s death, he amended his will, and the only copy of the new will was ruined and nobody ever really knew what changes Edward IV made. Because of this, there was a bitter power struggle. This power struggle...

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Explain why Edward IV’s death opened up such a bitter family feud in the weeks from 9th April to 26th June 1483 (12 marks) Edward IV, king of England, died suddenly and prematurely at Windsor castle – perhaps from a stroke, or peritonitis or even a chill caught while on a fishing trip – in April 1483 aged only 40 years. He had enjoyed a relatively successful reign, by the standards of the day, restoring peace after the disordered period of Lancastrian rule and providing his subjects with some much...

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Henry VI and the Nobility

Henry VI and Edward IV. The first kingship was an extremely weak one with Henry VI who seemed to show a clear lack of interest in ruling the country, and then came Edward IV who was a strong king that sorted out the mess that Henry VI had left behind. However, throughout both reigns, the nobility seemed to stay the same; the majority of them were over mighty and caused unrest. My essay is going to discuss the impact of these over mighty nobles and the impact of king Henry VI and Edward IV. Firstly...

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Accomplishments of Richard Iii

His father was Richard, Duke of York, and his mother was Cicely Neville. When Richard’s father died, his eldest son Edward took the throne in 1460, and Richard III became admiral of England in 1461. In 1483 King Edward died, and his son was his heir. Soon after, King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville’s marriage was declared illegal because of a pre-contract of marriage between Edward IV and Lady Eleanor Butler; and Edward’s heir was considered illegitimate. Four days later Richard III seized the throne...

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Tower of London

was the cousin of England's Kind Edward. It all started because William became outraged when Edward backed down on his promise to give the throne to William and ended up giving the throne to his English brother-in-law, Harold. William sailed his army across the English Channel to conquer England. On October 14, 1066, he met Harold at Hastings and conquered him. On Christmas Day later that year, William - now called William the conqueror - was crowned King of England. Immediately after William took...

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