Person:Catherine Woodville (6)

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Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford
b.abt 1458
d.18 May 1497
Facts and Events
Name Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford
Alt Name Catherine Wydeville
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1458
Marriage 1466 Brecknock Castle,Brecknockshire,,Walesto Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Marriage 7 Nov 1485 to Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford
Marriage bet 1495 and 24 Feb 1496 to Richard Wingfield
Death[1] 18 May 1497
Ancestral File Number 8J59-L7
Alt Death[3] bef 1513


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Catherine Woodville or Katherine Woodville (c. 1458 – 18 May 1497) was an English medieval noblewoman, best known for her strategic marriages. She was the sister-in-law of King Edward IV of England and gave birth to several illustrious children.

Catherine was the daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. When her sister Elizabeth married King Edward IV, the King elevated and promoted many members of the Woodville family. Elizabeth Woodville's household records for 1466/67 indicate that Catherine was being raised in the queen's household.

Sometime before the coronation of Elizabeth in May 1465, Catherine was married to Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham; both were still children. A contemporary description of Elizabeth Woodville's coronation relates that Catherine and her husband were carried on squires' shoulders. According to Dominic Mancini, Buckingham resented his marriage to a woman of inferior birth. However, the couple had four children:

In 1483, Buckingham first allied himself to the Richard, Duke of Gloucester, helping him succeed to the throne as Richard III, and then to Henry Tudor, leading an unsuccessful rebellion in his name. Buckingham was executed for treason on 2 November 1483.

After Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor at Bosworth in 1485, Catherine married the new king's uncle Jasper Tudor on 7 November 1485.

After Jasper's death in 1495 - not later than 24 February 1496, - Catherine married Richard Wingfield, who outlived her.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Katherine Woodville, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. KATHERINE, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.