Margaret of York, Princess of England

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Margaret Princess Of ENGLAND (AFN: 9F9H-MG) Pedigree

Sex:  F  Family  



Birth:   10 Apr 1472   
 Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England   
Death:   11 Dec 1472   



Father:  Edward IV King Of ENGLAND (AFN: 8TJ1-KP)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth WYDEVILLE (AFN: 8HS5-TR)   


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Margaret of York (10 Apr 1472 - 11 Dec 1472) was a namesake niece of Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy. She was the fifth child and fourth daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville.

She was a younger sister of Elizabeth of York, Mary of York, Cecily of York and Edward V of England. She was also an older sister of Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, Anne of York, George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford, Catherine of York and Bridget of York.

She was born in Winchester Castle but died of natural causes eight months later. She was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Margaret's sarcophagus was originally placed to fit in the steps of the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor but moved at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries to the edge of the chapel. The step edging around the sides can however still be seen.

An annotated history of the history of the Abbey in the Abbey's library states that the lid was removed in more modern times and the sarcophagus found to be empty. The monumental brass originally on the top of Margaret's tomb is long since missing, but the originally wording around the edge and on the surface plaque was recorded historically.

Margaret of York, b. and d. 1472

This child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (not to be confused with her aunt of the same name) was born 10 April 1472 at Windsor Castle and died on 11 December of the same year. She is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Margaret of York, Princess of England's Timeline

April 10, 1472
Westminster Palace, Westminster, England
December 11, 1472
Abbey, Renfrewshire, , Scotland
Westminster Abbey