Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York

Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York

Duke of York
Born Aug 17, 1473

Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, 1st Duke of Norfolk, 1st Earl of Norfolk, Earl Marshal was the sixth child and second son of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville. He was born in Shrewsbury. He was a younger brother of Elizabeth of York, Mary of York, Cecily of York, Edward V of England and Margaret Plantagenet (Princess of York).… Read More

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1473 Birth Born on August 17, 1473.
1474 Birth He was created Duke of York in May 1474 and made a Knight of the Garter the following year. … Read More
1476 2 Years Old …  He was created Earl of Nottingham on 12 June 1476. … Read More
1478 4 Years Old On 15 January 1478, in St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, when he was about 4 years old, he married the 5-year-old Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk, who had inherited the vast Mowbray estates in 1476.
In January 1483 Parliament passed an act that gave the Mowbray estates to Richard, Duke of York and Norfolk, for his lifetime, and at his death to his heirs, if he had any. … Read More


2009 536 Years Old Richard appears in Philippa Gregory's 2009 fictionalized novel The White Queen, which follows the theory that Richard's mother, Elizabeth Woodville, never gave young Richard over to the custody of his uncle, instead swapping him with a changeling and sending the true prince into hiding in Tournai, Belgium. … Read More
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