Edward Tiptoft was John Tiptoft's only suriviving son. His mother
was Elizabeth Hopton, tiptoft's third wife, and he was born on 14th
As further endorsement of the high esteem John tiptoft held with
the Yorkist monarchy, Edward IV was named as Edward's godfather.
Contrary to popular misconception, John Tiptoft was not attainted
on his execution. On the death of his father, at the hands of the
Lancastrians, Edward immediately became both 3rd Lord Tiptoft and
2nd Earl of Worcester. Edward possibly never even met his fmaous
However, Edward died without issue on 12th August 1485, just ten
days before the tragic events at the battle of Bosworth ended the
Yorkist dynasty permanently. He was 16 years old.