There are other Edwards from the 15th century who are commonly discarded and forgotten about. One of those is Edward of Westminster, who was the son of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou. It took eight years for the couple of have a child and many feared that the French Queen of England was barren. However, it is worth pointing out that Henry VI was an only child. It wouldn’t have been that much of a problem had it not been for the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Edward of Westminster was married to Anne Neville, the daughter of the Kingmaker, in 1470. It was a marriage for political gain. The Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, wanted to be the King’s right-hand man again. He had been cast aside by King Edward IV, had failed to put George, Duke of Clarence on the throne and had now decided to switch to the Lancastrian cause. Margaret needed Warwick’s help to put her husband back on the throne, so her son would be the Prince of Wales again. It temporarily worked but Edward IV soon came back with a vengeance. Edward of Westminster was killed at Tewkesbury, leaving a 16-year-old widow and heartbroken mother.
Anne Neville’s name pops up for the next Edward of the 15th century. She married Richard, Duke of Gloucester shortly after the death of her husband and they had one child: Edward of Middleham. When Richard III became king in 1483, his son became his heir but it was short-lived (and not because of Richard’s death!). Edward of Middleham died in 1484 (between March 31 and April 9 depending on the source) when he was just 10 years old. Very little is recorded about the young prince but his death is suspected as being tuberculosis. Incidentally, TB was the cause of death for a later Edward, Edward VI!