2nd earl of Warwick, Edward Plantagenet


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Warwick's father was George, duke of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III), who was murdered when Warwick was 3. After Henry VII's victory at Bosworth, he was placed in the Tower. In 1487 Lambert Simnel claimed to be him and was crowned in Dublin, whereupon Warwick was taken publicly to St Paul's to quell the rumours. He remained in the Tower until November 1499 when he was accused of conspiring with Perkin Warbeck and executed.

Subjects: British History.

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