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Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York
House of Plantagenet
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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.
Earl of Pembrokeshire.
Duke of Gloucester
Earl of Cambridge
Duke of Clarence
The Duke of York had four sons by his wife, Cecily Neville - although some sources claim that the oldest one was the result of an affair that Cecily had. How many of these sons were to become kings of England?
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?
The Earl of Warwick
The Earl of Suffolk
The Duke of Salisbury
The Cardinal Beaufort
What colour was the rose that represented the House of York?
York won this famous battle in 1455.
Both Richard, Duke of York, and his son, Edmund, Earl of Rutland, were killed in this battle.
According to tradition, as well as several other sources, and also Shakespeare's plays, what happened to York's head after he was killed?
It was stolen by his lover and carried to France.
It was left to rot.
It was walled inside the Tower of London, where it is still found today.
It was crowned with a paper crown and put on the walls of York.
When did the Duke of York die?
Where is Richard buried?
Richard was ultimately made a saint by the Anglican Church.
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