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Tudor fact file

Earl of Warwick

Born ?
Died 1499
 

Notes

  • The Earl of Warwick was the nephew of Edward IV, a Yorkist king.
  • Henry VII's enemies could use Warwick as an excuse for a rebellion to make him the King of England.
  • Warwick was imprisoned in the Tower of London by Henry.
  • When someone else claimed to be the Earl of Warwick, Henry had the real Warwick taken through the streets to show that he had him.
  • He was eventually executed in 1499 along with Parkin Warbeck.