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Noun: Edward  ed-wurd [N. Amer], ed-wûd [Brit]
  1. Third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
    - Prince Edward, Edward Antony Richard Louis
  2. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
    - Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor
  3. King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
    - Edward V of England, Edward V
  4. King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
    - Edward II of England, Edward II
  5. King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
    - Edward VI of England, Edward VI
  6. King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
    - Edward I of England, Edward I
  7. Son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
    - Edward III of England, Edward III
  8. Son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
    - Black Prince
  9. King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
    - Edward VII, Albert Edward
  10. King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
    - Edward IV of England, Edward IV

Derived forms: Edwards

Type of: King of England, King of Great Britain, prince, Prince of Wales

Part of: House of Windsor, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Windsor

Encyclopedia: Edward, Lord of Stafford