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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England

Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England[1]

Female Abt 1437 - 1492  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Woodville 
    Suffix Queen of England 
    Born Abt 1437  Grafton Regis, Northants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Acceded 26 May 1465  Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Wydeville 
    _FSFTID LZPS-YTQ 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LZPS-YTQ 
    Died 8 Jun 1492  Saint Saviour's Abbey, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jun 1492  St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Also called Wydeville
      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal00998

      Notes: one of «b»Queen Margaret«/b»'s ladies, married while still in her teens to «b»Sir John Grey«/b», heir of «b»Lord Ferrers of Groby«/b», a strong supporter of the House of Lancaster. «b»Sir John«/b» was killed fighting for Lancaster at the second Battle of St. Albans. «b»Elizabeth«/b» returned to her family home with her two young sons. The romantic story relates that «b»Elizabeth«/b» waylaid «b»Edward«/b» in the forest to plead for the protection of her widows' jointure and the rights of her sons and he was so ensnared by her feminine wiles that he wanted her to become his mistress but she refused anything except marriage. Whether this is true or not they were certainly secretly married in May 1464. The marriage was not made public for several months, during which time «b»Warwick«/b» continued to press «b»Edward«/b» to cement an alliance with France by marrying the sister-in-law of the «b»French King«/b». The seeds were thus sown of the rift which eventually led to the fall of the House of York. «b»Edward«/b» was induced to provide grants of land and office for her father and her brothers and her sisters nearly all made advantageous marriages, three of them to minors. Only one of «b»Elizabeth Woodville«/b»'s brothers made a marriage at all out of the ordinary and that was brother «b»John«/b» (aged 20) to «b»Catherine«/b» «b»Neville, dowager Duchess of Norfolk«/b» (aged more than 65). Such a marriage was not totally unheard of, but it offended «b»Warwick«/b»'s ally the «b»Duke of Norfolk«/b». Several others of the marriages were really only offensive to the Nevilles and their allies.
      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WOODVILLE.htm#Elizabeth%20WOODVILLE%20(Queen%20of%20England)
    Person ID I3115  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers,   b. Abt 1405, La Mote, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1469, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg zu St. Pol,   b. Abt 1416,   d. 30 Apr 1472  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1435  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3838  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sir John of Groby Grey, 1st / 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby,   b. Bef 1432,   d. 17 Feb 1461, Battle of St. Alban's Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Bef 1455 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset,   b. Bef 1461,   d. 30 Aug 1501  (Age ~ 40 years)
     2. Sir Richard Grey,   b. Bef 1461,   d. 1483  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F6316  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Edward IV Plantagenet, King of England,   b. 28 Apr 1442, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1483, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1 May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Associated with 
    _STAT Associated with 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth of York Plantagenet, Queen of England,   b. 11 Feb 1465, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1502, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Mary Plantagenet,   b. 11 Aug 1467, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1482, Greenwich Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     3. Cecily Plantagenet, Viscountess of Welles,   b. 20 Mar 1468, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1507, Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Edward V Plantagenet, King of England,   b. 4 Nov 1470, Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1483, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     5. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York,   b. 17 Aug 1473, Dominican Friary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1483, Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     6. Lady Anne Plantagenet,   b. 2 Nov 1475, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1511  (Age 36 years)
     7. Margaret Plantagenet,   b. 10 Apr 1472, Windsor Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1472  (Age 0 years)
     8. Catherine Plantagenet, Countess of Devon,   b. Abt 14 Aug 1479, Eltham Palace, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1527, Tiverton Castle, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     9. Bridget Plantagenet, Nun at Datford,   b. 10 Nov 1480, Eltham Palace, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1517, Dartford Priory, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     10. George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford,   b. Mar 1477, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1479, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F857  Group Sheet

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    Elizabeth WOODVILLE (Queen of England)

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).