Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
House of Plantagenet
Fotheringhay. Richard and his son Edmund had been buried in a plain tomb in Pontefract after the battle of Wakefield. With great pomp, they were reburied at Fotheringhay in 1476, during Edward IV's reign.
1460. He died on December 30, 1460, at Wakefield.
|According to tradition, as well as several other sources, and also Shakespeare's plays, what happened to York's head after he was killed?||Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
It was crowned with a paper crown and put on the walls of York.. Again, this scene is one of the most moving ones of Shakespeare's plays - in "Henry VI, part III", although it is over-dramatized, as usual.
White. There's a made-up scene in Shakespeare's "Henry VI part I", which described how the two rival factions picked their symbols - York a white rose, and Lancaster a red one. It's one of my all-time favourite Shakespeare scenes.
|Cecily Neville - whether she cheated on her husband or not - was a powerful tool in the House of York's fight against the Lancastrians, through her powerful family connections. One of her family members became known as the "Kingmaker" to posterity. Who was he?||Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
The Earl of Warwick. Warwick initially helped Richard and his son, who later became Edward IV, against Henry VI. After Richard's death, he helped Edward become king, but soon had a fall-out with him, and helped Henry regain the throne. He was finally killed while unsuccessfully fighting on the Lancastrian side.
|What title did Richard Plantagenet's father have? Also named Richard Plantagenet, he was executed under Henry V for trying to replace him with Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March.||Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
Earl of Cambridge. Edmund was the next in line to the throne of England when Richard II was overthrown by Henry IV. Although extremely young, he was considered a threat and put in prison, where he ended up dying, even though he survived both Henry IV and his son, Henry V. Edmund's sister, Anne, was married to the Earl of Cambridge.