On this day: 3 March

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Earl of March/Edward IV, On this day...

1461

Great Council met at Baynard’s Castle in London. Here it was agreed that Edward earl of March (duke of York since his father’s death at Wakefield) should be king of England. Those present included: Thomas Bourchier archbishop of Canterbury; Richard Beauchamp bishop of Salisbury; George Nevill bishop of Exeter and chancellor; John duke of Norfolk; Richard Nevill earl of Warwick; William Herbert, Walter Devereux and others (Charles Ross, Edward IV, p 34) Other notable Yorkists were absent, suggesting that the council was assembled hurriedly.

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