Cultural Depictions of Edward IV of England - Literature


Edward IV features as a character in:

  • The plays Henry VI, Part 2, Henry VI, Part 3, and Richard III, by William Shakespeare. In the 1955 film Richard III, Richard directly hastens Edward's death, by informing the already ailing king that one of his brothers, George, Duke of Clarence is dead (Edward had revoked the order for Clarence's exceution, but Richard has had Clarence secretly murdered).
  • The plays King Edward IV, Part 1 and King Edward IV, Part 2, by Thomas Heywood, a contemporary of Shakespeare's.
  • The Innocent, The Exiled and The Beloved (released as The Uncrowned Queen) by Australian novelist, Posie Graeme-Evans
  • The Raven and the Rose, by Virginia Henley (a fictional illegitimate child of Edward IV is the main character)
  • The Sunne in Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman (a historical fiction novel about the life of Richard III)
  • We Speak No Treason, by Rosemary Hawley Jarman (a historical fiction novel about Richard III as Duke of Gloucester)
  • The Founding, Volume 1 of The Morland Dynasty, a series of historical novels by author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.
  • Sovereign, by C. J. Sansom (Fictional account set in 1541 England. Edward IV is actually the son of a Kentish archer.)
  • The Reluctant Queen, by Jean Plaidy (a historical fiction novel from the point of view of Anne Neville, wife of Richard III)
  • The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory (a historical fiction novel from the point of view of Edward's wife, Elizabeth Woodville)
  • Knight Errant by R. Garcia y Robertson (Edward, Earl of March, falls in love with a woman who is a time-traveler from 21st century America)
  • The Kings Grace by Anne Easter Smith (Fictional portrayal of Edward's illegitimate daughter Grace)
  • House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine (Ghost story about a mansion that is haunted by the spirit of Edward IV among others)
  • Thwarted Queen by Cynthia Sally Haggard (A fictionalized biography of his mother Cecily Neville)
  • 'The Goldsmith's Wife' by Jean Plaidy (A fictionalized story of his mistress Jane Shore
  • 'The Red Rose of Anjou' by Jean Plaidy (The live of queen Margaret of Anjou)
  • 'Daughter of York' by Anne Easter Smith ( The fictionalized story of his sister Margaret)
  • 'Royal Mistress' by Anne Easter Smith (The story of his mistress Jane Shore)
  • 'Mistress to the Crown' by Isolde Martyn (The story of his mistress Jane Shore)
  • The Assassin's Wife by Moonyeen Blakey (Describes Edward's relationship with Eleanor Butler)
  • 'The Sun in Splendour' by Jean Plaidy (A fictionalized story about Edward IV life)

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