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10 APRIL 1472

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Margaret of York, fifth child and fourth daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Winchester Castle.  She was named after her aunt, Margaret Dowager Duchess of Burgundy.   She died at the age of 8 months on 11 December 1472, buried at Westminster Abbey.  Her sarcophagus was originally placed to fit in the steps of the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor but later moved to the edge of the chapel. The step edging around the sides can however still be seen.

Bibliography:  “Margaret of York“‘ Wikipedia (accessed 23 March 2010)

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