Events for Thursday 9th April 2020
On This Day in History
Edward IV dies, aged 409th April 1483
Edward IV died on 9 April 1483, aged 40, and is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He was succeeded by his twelve-year-old son, Edward V of England. It is not known what actually caused Edward's death. Pneumonia and typhoid have both been conjectured, as well as poison. Some attributed his death to an unhealthy lifestyle, as he had become stout and inactive in the years before his death.
Further ReadingEdward IV and the Wars of the Roses
(Hardback - 208 pages)
by David Santiuste
Indisputably the most effective general of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV died in his bed, undefeated in battle. Yet Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V - perhaps because he fought battles against his own people in a civil war.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.