Born in Rouen, France as the eldest son of Richard Plantagenet of York and Cecily Neville. He had a claim to the English throne as a descendant of Richard II's proclaimed heir. The family rebelled against the Lancastrian King Henry VI. After his father and brother Edmund were killed at the Battle of Wakefield, Edward continued the rebellion and had himself proclaimed King in 1461, ruling until 1470, then again from 1471 until his death in Westminster Palace in 1483.

In 1477, he banned cricket, as it distracted the English Army from archery.

You may recognize this fellow from his role in William Shakespeare's famous play Richard III.