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Our common ancestors - English Royal family - Contents


House of York



Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cambridge.
[DNB, 1896] says: "There is a portrait of Richard in Harleian MS. 5805, from a stained window of contemporary date in Christ Church, Canterbury."
Modern DNB says stained glass window at Christ Church, Canterbury, still exists.
From here.



Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cambridge (see here and here), born 1385,
mar Anne Mortimer [born 1390, descendant of Edward III and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
executed 1415, age 30 yrs, see DNB,
had issue:


Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (see here), born 1411,
mar Cecily Neville [born 1415, descendant of Edward III and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1447-53,
killed in Battle of Wakefield 1460, see DNB,
the phrase "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain" refers to him,
had issue:


  1. Anne Plantagenet (see here), born 10 August 1439,
    Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter,
    mar 1stly to Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter and had issue,
    they mostly lived apart,
    divorced 1472,
    mar 2ndly to Sir Thomas St.Leger and had issue.


  2. Edward IV (see here),
    deposed Henry VI 1461, reigned 1461-70, deposed 1470, reigned 1471-83,
    mar Elizabeth Woodville,
    had issue:

    1. Elizabeth Plantagenet (see here), born 1466,
      mar 1486 to Henry VII and had issue [House of Tudor].

    2. Edward V, born 1470,
      reigned 1483, murdered 1483.

    3. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, born 1473, murdered 1483.
      It was him who Perkin Warbeck claimed to be in the Yorkist opposition to Henry VII 1491. Warbeck executed 1499.


  3. Richard III (see here), reigned 1483-85,
    assumed to have had his two nephews killed,
    the play Richard III (and here) by Shakespeare spans 1477-85,
    see also the movie Richard III (1995),
    killed by Henry VII at Bosworth 1485,
    crown taken by House of Tudor.
    Shakespeare gave him the line: "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"





Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cambridge.
From here.



Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York.
Window at Church of St. John the Baptist, Cirencester.
From here. Also here.



Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York.
Window at St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire.
From here. See more photos.


  
(Left) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York. From here.
(Right) Cecily Neville. From here.






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