BIOGRAPHY OF ELIZABETH WOODVILLE QUEEN CONSORT ENGLAND 1437-1492

GENERAL

Descent French Royalty: 9G Granddaughter Louis VII King Franks

EVENTS

Around 1437 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472 (22) at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Around 1454 John Grey 1432-1461 (22) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (17) were married

In 1455 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 was born to John Grey 1432-1461 (23) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (18)

In 1457 Richard Grey 1457-1483 was born to John Grey 1432-1461 (25) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (20)

On 18 Feb 1461 at the Second Battle of St Albans John Grey 1432-1461 (29) was killed fighting for Lancaster. A death that was to have far reaching effects; his widow Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (24) subsequently married Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) .

Around Jun 1461 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (19) and Eleanor Talbot 1436-1468 (25) were possibly secretly married by Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) . The marriage came to light after Edward's death. Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) provided the information to the future Richard III King England 1452-1485 (8) in 1483; Richard used the information to justify his succeeding to be King since Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (19) 's children with Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (24) were therefore illegitimate as a result of their marriage being bigamous and George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (11) 's children were barred from the throne as a consequence of his attainder.

Around May 1464 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (22) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (27) were married at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire. Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472 (49) , Elizabeth's mother, being the only witness.

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (47) at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (23) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) , Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (12) and William Calthorpe 1410-1494 (55) were appointed Knight of the Bath. .

On 11 Feb 1466 Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (29) at Westminster Palace, Westminster

On 11 Aug 1467 Mary York 1467-1482 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (30) at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

On 20 Mar 1469 Cecily York 1469-1507 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (32) at Westminster Palace, Westminster

On 02 Nov 1470 Edward V King England 1470- was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (28) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (33) at Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, Westminster. His father was abroad in Flanders. His Godparents included the Abbot and Prior of Westminster, and Elizabeth St John 5th Baroness Scrope Bolton -1494,

On 10 Apr 1472 Margaret York 1472-1472 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (29) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (35)

On 17 Aug 1473 Richard York 1st Duke York, 1st Duke Norfolk 1473- was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (31) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (36) at Westminster Palace, Westminster

On 02 Nov 1475 Anne York 1475-1511 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (38) at Westminster Palace, Westminster

On Mar 1477 George York 1st Duke Bedford 1477-1479 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (34) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (40) at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

On 14 Aug 1479 Catherine York 1479-1527 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (37) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (42)

On 10 Nov 1480 Bridget York 1480-1517 was born to Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (38) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (43) at Eltham Palace, Eltham, Greenwich, Kent

On 09 Apr 1483 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (40) died at Westminster (Death of Edward IV) those present including Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) , Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) .

Around 03 May 1483 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) took Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, Westminster with Richard York 1st Duke York, 1st Duke Norfolk 1473- (9) and Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) . Her brother Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury was with her.

On 09 Jun 1483 (probably) Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63) informed a Council meeting that the coronation of Edward V King England 1470- (12) could not proceed since he was illegitimate since his father's marriage to his mother Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) had been bigamous since Edward IV King England 1442-1483 had previously married Eleanor Talbot 1436-1468 at which Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63) presided.

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (27) was appointed as Queen Consort England. John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon 1425-1491 (58) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33) , Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , Richard Hastings 9th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , Elizabeth York 1444-1503 (39) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended. Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 (22) attended as the Kings' Champion. Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown. Thomas King Mann 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (30) was appointed as Knight of the Bath.

In Mar 1484 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (31) attempted to persuade Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (47) to leave Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, Westminster by promising to secure suitable marriages for her daughters.

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 was christened at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville 1415-1495 (71) held held the child. His godparents included Thomas King Mann 1435-1504 (51) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (68) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (36) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (49) and Cecily York 1469-1507 (17) . Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (33) was present. (Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales).

On 08 Jun 1492 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (55) died at Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey

After 08 Jun 1492 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 was buried at Altar, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

Anne Grey was born to John Grey 1432-1461 and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492

ANCESTRY

Father: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

GrandFather: Richard Woodville Chamberlain to the Duke 1385-1441

1G GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

1G GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

1G GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

2G GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

3G GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317

3G GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359

4G GrandFather: William Lisle

Mother: Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472

GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433

1G GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397

2G GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371

3G GrandFather: John Luxembourg

4G GrandFather: Waleran Luxembourg -1338

3G GrandMother: Alix Dampierre

2G GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373

3G GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol 1292-1344

4G GrandFather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint-Pol 1254-1317

4G GrandMother: Marie Capet 1268-1339

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes 1307-1353

4G GrandFather: Jean Fiennes 1280-1340

4G GrandMother: Isabelle Dampierre -1323

1G GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469

1G GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

1G GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430

2G GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count

3G GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count 1295-1345

4G GrandFather: Romano Orsini 1268-1327

4G GrandMother: Anastasia Montfort 1274-

3G GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo

2G GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran