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Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York

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Richard Plantagenet
The Duke of York, Lord Protector
Richard of York in the frontispiece of the Talbot Shrewsbury Book, 1445
Lord Protector of England
(as Richard, Duke of York)
Regency3 April 1454 – 30 December 1460
MonarchHenry VI
BornRichard of York
19 September 1411
Died1 January 1461(1461-01-01) (aged 49)
Yorkshire, Kingdom of England
Burial30 July 1476
WifeCecily Neville, Duchess of York
Full name
Richard Plantagenet, Founder of The Royal House of York
Regnal name
The Duke of Yorkshire
Posthumous name
His Royal Highness, Claimed King of England and France, Lord Protector of Ireland and England, 3rd Duke of York and Yorkshire.
FatherRichard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge
MotherAnne de Mortimer
ReligionCatholic Church

Richard Plantagenet was a leading English magnate and claimant to the throne during the Wars of the Roses. He was a member of the House of Plantagenet by virtue of being a male-line descendant of King Edward III. He also inherited vast estates and served in various offices of state in Ireland, France and England, a country he ultimately governed as Lord Protector during the madness of King Henry VI.