Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick

Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick

Born Feb 25, 1475

Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick was the son of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and a potential claimant to the English throne during the reigns of both Richard III (1483–1485) and his successor, Henry VII (1485–1509). He was also a younger brother of Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury.… Read More

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1475 Birth He was born on 25 February 1475, at Warwick, the family home of his mother, the Duchess of Clarence, formerly Lady Isabella Neville, elder daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick.
1478 3 Years Old He was created Earl of Warwick in 1478 shortly after the attainder and execution of his father for treason.
1483 8 Years Old His potential claim to the throne following the deposition of his cousin Edward V in 1483 was overlooked because of the argument that the attainder of his father also barred Warwick from the succession (although that could have been reversed by an Act of Parliament).
1484 9 Years Old After the death of King Richard's son (Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales) in 1484, the 10-year-old Warwick was named heir to the throne – possibly thanks to the influence of Queen Anne, his aunt, who had adopted him and his sister Margaret following their parents' deaths. … Read More
1485 10 Years Old After King Richard's death in 1485, Warwick was kept as prisoner in the Tower of London by Henry VII.


1487 12 Years Old His claim, albeit tarnished, remained a potential threat to Henry, particularly after the appearance of the pretender Lambert Simnel in 1487.
1490 15 Years Old In 1490, he was confirmed in his title of Earl of Warwick despite his father's attainder (his claim to the earldom of Warwick being through his mother).


1499 24 Years Old 1 More Event
But he remained a prisoner until 1499, when the pretender Perkin Warbeck appeared. … Read More
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