Person:Elizabeth Woodville (1)

Elizabeth Woodville
m. Bet 6 Feb 1435/36 and 23 Mar 1436/37
  1. Elizabeth WoodvilleAbt 1437 - 1492
  2. Anne WoodvilleAbt 1438 - 1489
  3. Margaret WoodvilleAbt 1439 - Bef 1490/91
  4. Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers1442 - 1483
  5. Mary WoodvilleAbt 1443 - 1481
  6. Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers - 1491
  7. Agnes Woodville - 1506
  8. Sir John WoodvilleEst 1444 - 1469
  9. Jacquetta WoodvilleAbt 1444/45 - 1509
  10. Lionel WoodvilleAbt 1446 - 1484
  11. Eleanor Woodville1452 - 1512
  12. Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and BedfordAbt 1458 - 1497
  13. Edward Wydeville, Lord Scales - 1488
  14. John Wydeville
  15. Lewis Wydeville
  16. Martha Woodville
m. Est 1454
  1. Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset1457 - 1501
  2. Richard GreyAbt 1460 - 1483
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Woodville
Alt Name Elisabeth Wydville
Gender Female
Birth[2] Abt 1437 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
Marriage Est 1454 to John Grey, of Groby
Marriage 1 May 1464 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, Englandto Edward IV _____, King of England
Will[5] 10 Apr 1492
Death[2] 8 Jun 1492 Bermondsey, Surrey, EnglandSt Saviour's Abbey
Burial? 12 Jun 1492 St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Reference Number? Q229214?

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Elizabeth Woodville (also spelled Wydville, Wydeville, or Widvile; c. 1437 – 8 June 1492) was Queen of England from her marriage to King Edward IV on 1 May 1464 until Edward was deposed on 3 October 1470, and again from Edward's resumption of the throne on 11 April 1471 until his death on 9 April 1483.

At the time of her birth, her family was of middle rank in the English social hierarchy. Her mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, had previously been an aunt-by-marriage to Henry VI. Elizabeth's first marriage was to a minor supporter of the House of Lancaster, Sir John Grey of Groby. He died at the Second Battle of St Albans, leaving Elizabeth a widowed mother of two sons.

Her second marriage to Edward IV became a cause célèbre. Elizabeth was known for her beauty but came from minor nobility with no great estates, and the marriage took place in secret. Edward was the first king of England since the Norman Conquest to marry one of his subjects, and Elizabeth was the first such consort to be crowned queen. Her marriage greatly enriched her siblings and children, but their advancement incurred the hostility of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, 'The Kingmaker', and his various alliances with the most senior figures in the increasingly divided royal family. This hostility turned into open discord between King Edward and Warwick, leading to a battle of wills that finally resulted in Warwick switching allegiance to the Lancastrian cause, and to the execution of Elizabeth's father, Richard Woodville, in 1469.

After the death of her husband in 1483, Elizabeth remained politically influential even after her son, briefly proclaimed King Edward V of England, was deposed by her brother-in-law, Richard III. Edward and his younger brother Richard both disappeared soon afterward, and are presumed to have been murdered. Elizabeth subsequently played an important role in securing the accession of Henry VII in 1485. Henry married her daughter Elizabeth of York, ended the Wars of the Roses, and established the Tudor dynasty. Through her daughter, Elizabeth was a grandmother of the future Henry VIII. Elizabeth was forced to yield pre-eminence to Henry VII's mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort; her influence on events in these years, and her eventual departure from court into retirement, remain obscure.

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  1.   Elizabeth Woodville, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ELIZABETH (Grafton Regis [1437]-St Saviour’s Abbey, Bermondsey 8 Jun 1492, bur St George’s Chapel, Windsor)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Elizabeth Wydville Woodville, in Find A Grave.
  4.   Elizabeth Wydevill, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  5. Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780)
    pages 350 to 354.

    The will can be read here.