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Britain, 1483-1529 Revision
The end of the Yorkist monarchy
The Yorkist monarchy at the time of Edward IV's death ­ 1483:
Edwards reign was mostly successful as he restored peace after a disordered
His marriage to Elizabeth Woodville caused political and family issues:
I. As Elizabeth was a commoner…

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Richard III

Edward VI's Usurpation by Richard III:
Edward IV's son become the next in line for the throne and was under the protector
ship of Richard, his uncle. However Richard seized the throne for himself and made
parliament proclaim him King Richard III
1st of May: Edward V was…

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Buckingham Rebellion ­ 1483:
Opposition against Richard grew in the South.
Series of household rebellions by Yorkists who were loyal to King Edward IV and his
South- East rebellions spread but where contained by the Duke of Norfolk.
But by October 18th more rebel armies had formed in the…

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Richard called parliament once (delayed by the Buckingham rebellion). It passed
some minor acts but nothing of lasting significance as Richard's attention was drawn
to foreign policy and family tragedy with the deaths of his son, Edward, in 1484 and
his wife Anne in 1485.
Richard chose to continue Edward's…

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Sir William Stanley came to Henry's aid, however historian David Hipshon
suggested that it was to seek revenge on Richard's right hand man ­ Harrington
as there had been a long feud between the two families.
Philip Edwards ­ "Henry Tudor's chance came with the division of the Yorkists


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