Why did the death of Edward IV cause a political crisis

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Explain why the death of Edward IV caused a political crisis in England 1483. Edward IV, king of England, died suddenly and prematurely without an obvious cause in April 1483 aged only 40 years. Edward IV had been a strong king after 1471, and very much able to control the rival factions between the Yorks & the Lancaster’s, but his death opened up a Yorkist family feud.

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Why did the death of Edward IV cause a political crisis?Explain why the death of Edward IV caused a political crisis in England 1483. Edward IV, king of England, died suddenly and prematurely without an obvious cause in April 1483 aged only 40 years. Edward IV had been a strong king after 1471, and very much able to control the rival factions between the Yorks & the Lancasters, but his death opened up a Yorkist family feud. After the sudden kings death the throne should have passed smoothly to his son of Elizabeth Woodville; Edward V, who was aged twelve at the time. Edward V could rul

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