Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Shore, JANE, the mistress of Edward IV., was the wife of William Shore, who is said to have been a goldsmith in Lombard Street. In consequence of her liaison with the king she was abandoned by her husband. After Edward's death she attached herself to Lord Hastings, and was accused of conspiring with him to injure Richard III. by unholy spells; but, this charge proving groundless, she was forced to do penance for her immoral life at St. Panl's. She afterwards became the mistress of the Marquis of Dorset. She was still living in 1513, when More wrote his Life of Richard III., in which there is a graphic description of her beauty. The story of her miserable death in Shoreditch is unfounded.