George of York
Duke of Bedford
BornMarch 1477
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
DiedMarch 1479 (aged 2)
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Burial22 March 1479
FatherEdward IV of England
MotherElizabeth Woodville

George of York, 1st Duke of Bedford (March 1477 – March 1479) was the eighth child and third son of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville.

George was born in Windsor Castle in March 1477, and was created Duke of Bedford in infancy, probably in 1478, after the former holder of the title, George Neville, was deprived of the title by act of Parliament, ostensibly for lack of money to maintain the style of a duke. He was appointed the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1478, one of a series of nominal and largely absent lieutenants.[1]

George died aged two. This is considered likely to have been due to an outbreak of bubonic plague.[2] He was buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 22 March 1479.[3]


  1. ^ Edward IV by Charles Ross (Univ. of California, 1974, ISBN 0-520-02781-7) p. 204.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 10165 § 101649". The Peerage. Retrieved 15 October 2011.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Sutton, Anne F; Visser-Fuchs, Livia (2017). "VeRus celluy je suis (True I am): A Study of John Russell, Bishop of Lincoln and Chancellor of England for Richard III". The Ricardian. XXVII: 8.