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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England 1464-1483 by TFfan234 Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England 1464-1483 by TFfan234
Elizabeth Woodville

Born: 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 8 June 1492, Bermondsey, London, England
Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Reigned England: 1 May 1464 30 Oct 1470
11 Apr 1471 9 Apr 1483

Married Edward of York IV Plantagenet King of England: 1 May 1464

She was the daughter of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg

Married 1st Sir John Grey: 1452
Children: 2
1. Thomas, Marquess of Dorset (1455 20 Sep 1501) married 1st Anne Holland, married 2nd Cecily Bonville, had 14 children, grandfather of Lady Jane Grey
2. Richard, Sir (1460 25 June 1483) was executed by Richard III

Married 2nd Edward IV of York Plantagenet King of England
Children: 10
1. Elizabeth of York, Queen of England (11 Feb 1466 11 Feb 1503) married Henry VII Tudor King of England, had issue
2. Mary of York (11 Aug 1467 23 May 1482)
3. Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 Mar 1469 29 Aug 1507) married 2nd John Welles, had issue
4. Edward V, King of England (2 Nov 1470 29 July 1483?) killed by Uncle Richard III, was betrothed to Anne of Brittany
5. Margaret of York (10 Apr 1472 11 Dec 1472)
6. Richard, Duke of York (17 Aug 1473 29 July 1483?) killed by Uncle Richard III
7. Anne of York, Countess of Surrey (2 Nov 1475 23 Nov 1511) Thomas Howard later 3rd Duke of Norfolk, 1 son later died
8. George Duke of Bedford (Mar 1477 Mar 1479)
9. Catherine of York, Countess of Devon (14 Aug 1479 15 Nov 1527) married William Courtenay Earl of Devon, 3 kids 1 surviving son and 1 daughter
10. Bridget of York, nun at Dartford Priory at Kent (10 Nov 1480 - 1517)

At the time of her marriage her husband had deposed Henry VI of the Lancaster line of the Plantagenet family and was the ruling King.

She was the first commoner to marry an english king. After Edward's death her son became Edward V but her brother-in-law wanting the throne took her son who been traveling to london to be crowned took him into custody. In fear she took her daughters and youngest son Richard and took sanctuary in Westminster. Although Richard claimed to have no ill will and was simply being a guardian had the young king lodged in the tower which was not considered unusal as all Kings that are soon crowned briefly lodged in the tower and Richard claimed that Edward V needed company and that the duke of york should join him and She foolishly believed him and let him place her son with his brother. Richard then had parliament declare her marriage invalid on false grounds her husband was betrothed to an another woman when they married and that he was possibly not the son of Richard's father. Her sons Edward and Richard became famously known as the Princes of the tower and they died.

After the boys deaths Richard III did no other harm to her or her 5 daughters. She conspired with Margaret Beaufort to remove Richard from the throne who died in 1485 in battle.

Interesting thing to note, her son Edward was betrothed to Anne the heir to the Duchy of Brittany and the agreement of the marriage was that the second son born would become the Duke of Brittany, but after his death Anne was forced to Marry Charles VII King of France.

She is a descendant of the Counts of La March through Hugh VIII and is a descendant of King Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine through their daughter Marie.

All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.

KendraKickz0220 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
The Princes in the Tower is such a sad, tragic history story and my heart goes out to the two young princes and the mother and sisters they left behind.

I love how much history you put into your pictures!

Have you ever read the Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix? She's fantastic! She wrote a series about famous children missing from history (like, Prince Edward and Richard, Duke of York, Anastasia and Alexei, Virginia Dare and many others!) Here's the link to her website:[link] . If you haven't read it you should check it out. She's a young readers author, but I'm 20 and still sucked up in her books!

I love your dolls! I wish to add them all to my group! I would be delighted if you would join!

It's called Doll-Maker Fans ([link]) and submit all your doll makers there! I would love for you to be a member and feature your fantastic creations on my group and share it with your fellow members! :D
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