Dispelling myths: The Truth Behind Edward IV & Cecily Neville

From the blog of Carolina Casas.

tudors & other histories

Cecily and Edward IV Edward IV “the Rose of Rouen” and his mother “Proud Cis” Cecily Neville, Duchess Dowager of York.

Today historians still debate Edward IV’s parentage but a poem done in his honor, shortly after he was sworn in as King, leaves it very clear he was Richard, Duke of York’s son:

“Y is for York that is manly and mighty
That be grace of God and great revelation
Reining with rules reasonable and right-full
That which for our sakes hath suffered vexation.

E is for Edward whose fame the earth shall spread
Because of his wisdom named prudence
shall save all England by his manly deeds
Wherefore we owe to do him reverence

M is for March, through every trial
Drawn by discretion that worthy and wise is
conceived in wedlock and coming of blood royal
Joining unto virtue, excluding all vices.”

There was a scene in the White Queen, both…

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2 responses to “Dispelling myths: The Truth Behind Edward IV & Cecily Neville

  1. There’s no evidence Edward was a bastard. It’s not that it didn’t happen, we just don’t know and have proof.

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