The House of York: Part 2

Upon King Edward IV‘s accession, the house of York became England’s new ruling dynasty. Although some stability returned to the kingdom, the Wars of the Roses wasn’t over yet. As Edward’s reign progressed, the king and his closest ally, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, grew distant. After Edward ignored Warwick’s marriage plans and married an English commoner named Elizabeth Woodville, […]

The House of York: Part 1

The house of York originated in 14th century England as a dukedom. Founded by King Edward III’s fifth son, Edmund, the prince passed on his dukedom to his son, Edward, upon his death in 1402. When Edward died childless, his nephew, Richard, inherited his uncle’s title. Richard later married Anne Mortimer, a descendent of Edward III’s second son, Lionel. This […]