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Richard Plantagenet

Also Known As: "Richard of Eastwell"
Death: December 22, 1550 (81)
Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Richard III, King of England and NN mistresses of Richard III NN
Brother of Katherine Plantagenet, Countess of Huntington; John of Gloucester; Stephen Hawes and Various Illegitimate of Richard III
Half brother of Katherine Plantagenet, Countess of Huntington; John of Gloucester and Edward Plantagenet, of Middleham, Prince of Wales

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About Richard Plantagenet According to research Richard Plantagenet was the illegitimate son of the last Yorkist king who fell at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

are there any credentials or any info stating this is indeed Richard III's son? (as far as its known he had one that died, and 2 recognized illegitimate children..)

Covers the scanty known facts, and includes the theory that he might possibly have been Richard, Duke of York, the younger of Edward IV's sons who were the "Princes in the Tower".

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Y-DNA testing his remains, assuming they can be found in good enough condition, would only prove or disprove a connection to the House of York, as Edward IV and Richard III were full brothers. (mtDNA testing would not be helpful unless a direct female-to-female line can be established to Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's Queen and the mother of the "Princes in the Tower" as well as a bunch of daughters, two of whom, Elizabeth and Cecily, are known to have had female offspring.)

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Richard Plantagenet's Timeline

December 22, 1550
Age 82
Kent, England, United Kingdom