Person:Elizabeth of York (1)

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Name Elizabeth of York _____
Gender Female
Birth[1] 11 Feb 1466 Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandHouse of York
Marriage 18 Jan 1483/84 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandto King Henry VII of England
Death[1] 11 Feb 1503 Tower of London, Middlesex, England
Burial[4] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q207953?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Elizabeth of York, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Elizabeth of York (11 February 1466 – 11 February 1503) was Queen of England from her marriage to King Henry VII on 18 January 1486 until her death in 1503. Elizabeth married Henry after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field, which marked the end of the Wars of the Roses. They had seven children together.

    Elizabeth's younger brothers, the "Princes in the Tower", mysteriously disappeared shortly after the death of her father, King Edward IV. Although the 1484 act of Parliament Titulus Regius declared the marriage of her parents, Edward and Elizabeth Woodville, invalid, she and her sisters were subsequently welcomed back to court by Edward's brother, King Richard III. The final victory of the Lancastrian faction in the Wars of the Roses may have seemed a further disaster for the Yorkist princess. But Henry Tudor knew the importance of Yorkist support for his invasion and promised to marry Elizabeth before he arrived in England. This may well have contributed to the haemorrhaging of Yorkist support for Richard.

    Although Elizabeth seems to have played little part in politics, her marriage appears to have been a successful and happy one. Her eldest son Arthur, Prince of Wales, died at age 15 in 1502, and three other children died young. Her second and only surviving son became King Henry VIII of England, while her daughters Margaret and Mary became queens of Scotland and of France, respectively.

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  2.   ELIZABETH of York (Palace of Westminster 11 Feb 1466-Tower of London 11 Feb 1503, bur Westminster Abbey), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Elizabeth Plantagenet, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. 7056, in Find A Grave.