Edward IV Plantagenet, IV - Trigamist?

Started by Private User on Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Private User
3/14/2013 at 9:12 PM

There is no doubt this profile is a duplicate for King Edward IV. But he is listed as being the "husband" of Elizabeth Wayte.

'''If true''', and it probably isn't - he had mistresses and conquests by the bushel - it would mean he actually did have three wives at one time.

He was almost certainly pre-contracted, if not actually married, to Lady Eleanor Butler, nee Talbot. And he was still pre-contracted/married to her when he clandestinely married Elizabeth Grey nee Woodville. (In the eyes of the Church, a pre-contract was as binding as actual marriage vows. Therefore, his marriage to Elizabeth Woodville was bigamous and his sons by her were illegitimate.)

"Elizabeth Wayte" has also been identified with Elizabeth Lucy, a known and longtime mistress of Edward IV

3/14/2013 at 9:39 PM

As you can see its not the Master Profile for the Edward IV. An email query to the profile manager may be in order.

Ok I'm back to Colonial Virginia where I actually add value!:)

Private User
3/14/2013 at 10:06 PM

Us Ricardians tend to have some minor expertise in the period. We have to. :-D

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