The Tudor Society

November 2 – The birth of Edward V, one of the Princes in the Tower

On this day in history, 2nd November 1470, the Feast of All Souls, King Edward V, son of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville, was born at Westminster Abbey, London.

Edward was King of England for just two months before he disappeared in 1483 with his brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.

He may have lived prior to the Tudor period, but the events of Edward V's short life and reign are linked to the Tudors because Henry Tudor returned from exile to challenge King Richard III, who had, of course, taken the throne from Edward V.

Find out more about Edward V's life and how he came to be one of the famous Princes in the Tower...

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