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Rivers Anthony Lord Woodville

Rivers, Anthony, Lord Woodville (1442-83), was brother of the queen of Edward IV. and guardian of the young Prince Edward. His position caused envy in other nobles, which was heightened by his ambition. 'When the king died, Rivers made preparations to place the young prince on the throne, but was frustrated by Gloucester, who caused him to be executed, without trial, at Pontefract and usurped the throne under the title of Richard III. Rivers had been Governor of Calais and captain-general of the king's forces.