Definition of Edward iv
1. Noun. King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483).
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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Edward IV (1461- 1483).—At his accession to the throne, after a breach of the succession that continued for three descents, and above threescore years, ..."
2. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England: From by John Campbell Campbell (1856)
"edward iv. having been proclaimed king on the 5th of March, 1461, on the 10th of the same month George Neville, March 5, Bishop of Exeter, was declared ..."
3. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"edward iv. Battle of Touton—Henry escapes into Scotland—A parliament- Battle of Hexham—Henry taken prisoner, and confined in the Tower—King's marriage with ..."
4. The Dictionary of English History edited by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1897)
"The Parliament, which met in November, recognised Edward IV. as succeeding to the rights of Richard II., and attainted Henry VI. of high ..."
5. Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory, Heinrich Oskar Sommer, Andrew Lang (1891)
""THE NINTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING edward iv." I have stated in my Introduction, vol. ii. p. i, that the ninth year of the reign of King Edward IV. ..."
6. Reeves' History of the English Law: From the Time of the Romans, to the End by John Reeves, William Francis Finlason (1879)
"Fthe reign of Edward IV., the parliament seemed to be principally taken up with the arrangement of the commercial system (6). Many statutes were 6t»tat«,of ..."
7. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"'s flight — Queen and her mother at the Tower—Flight to sanctuary—Birth of prince Edward—Queen's distress—Her humble friends—Return of Edward IV. ..."
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