10 Days

During Richard’s life there was some controversy over the potential illegitimacy of King Edward IV, Richard’s brother. When Edward married Elizabeth Woodville against his family’s wishes, this was written about his mother’s reaction. Even his mother fell into such a frenzy, that she offered to submit to a public enquiry, and asserted that Edward was not the offspring of her husband the duke of York, but was conceived in adultery, and therefore in nowise worthy of the honor of kingship. While we do not know whether Edward was legitimate or not, it would explain his younger brother George’s treason later in his life

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