FANDOM


George Neville, 1st Duke of Bedford (1461 – 4 May 1483) was an English nobleman, who as a young boy had the possibility of becoming a great magnate, but never did, largely as a result of the political failure of his father and uncle.

He was the son of John Neville, Earl of Northumberland (and later Marquess Montagu), a younger brother of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. His mother was Isobel Ingoldsthorpe, only daughter and heiress of Sir Edmund Ingoldsthorpe and Joan Tiptoft.

He was made Duke of Bedford in 1470, as the intended husband of Elizabeth of York. The title had lain unused since John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford died on 14 September 1435. However, his father and his uncle (the Earl of Warwick) rebelled against Edward IV the next year and were slain. An act of attainder was never passed against them, but George never received any inheritance from them or from his maternal ancestors. An act of parliament in 1475 gave the Neville inheritance in the north of England to Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III. He had a half-interest in the estates of his maternal grandfather, Sir Edmund Ingoldsthorpe, and his maternal grandmother, Joan Tiptoft, who was sister and heiress of John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1].

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.