Edward V, 1483, (c 1950s).
2 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 14cm

Edward V, 1483, (c 1950s).


© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library


British Railways carriage print of the 1950s showing Edward V (1470-1483) being arrested by his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1452-1482). Edward became King of England in 1483 after the death of his father, Edward IV (1442-1483). However, shortly after his accession, Edward and his younger brother Richard, the Duke of York, were taken to the Tower and never seen again. Their uncle, who is widely believed to have murdered them, then took the throne, becoming Richard III on 6 July 1483.



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