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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), 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, born 1411,
mar Cecily Neville [born 1415, descendant of Edward III and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1447-1453,
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, 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,
    deposed Henry VI 1461, reigned 1461-70,
    deposed 1470, reigned again 1471-83,
    mar Elizabeth Woodville,
    had issue:

    1. Elizabeth Plantagenet, 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,
    reigned 1483-85.
    He is assumed to have had his two nephews killed in 1483, the "Princes in the Tower".
    The play Richard III by Shakespeare spans 1477-1485.
    He was killed by Henry VII at Battle of Bosworth 1485.
    Crown taken by House of Tudor.
    Shakespeare in Act 5, Scene 4 gave him the line: "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"
    See Cultural depictions of Richard III.
    See discovery of his remains in 2012, 527 years after his death.

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.

The "Princes in the Tower" depicted in an 1878 painting by John Everett Millais.
From here.

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