Tudor History by Michele Morrical

King Edward IV Dies – April 9, 1483

Michele Morrical

King Edward died on April 9, 1483 at only 40 years of age. The cause of his death is not known for sure. It was likely due to his unhealthy lifestyle but there is also a theory that he was poisoned by the Woodvilles. Edawrd took the throne when he was only 18 years old and like most youths, he loved to have a good time, especially with women. Toward the end of his life, his days of soldiering and hard living had clearly taken their toll.

About The Author

My journey into Tudor history began about 10 years ago with the TV show “The Tudors” from Showtime. As I watched the show, I wondered how much of it was really true because the storylines were more dramatic and shocking than any soap opera I had ever seen. I picked up Margaret George’s autobiography of Henry VIII and I was hooked. I’ve since read over 100 books on the Tudor period and I’m currently writing my own book about the Wars of the Roses. Check out my blog at https://michelemorrical.com/.

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