Biography of Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

EVENTS

Around 1437 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 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 Duchess Bedford 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) and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (12) 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 Viscountess Welles 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 Baroness Scrope Bolton, Baroness Zouche Harringworth -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. Those present included Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) and Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) .

On 10 Apr 1483, in the morning, the coffin of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was moved to St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster Palace, Westminster. Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503 sang the masses. Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68) , Chamberlain to Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , offered on the Queen's behalf.

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 1447-1484 (36) 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 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 Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1424-1508 (59) 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 Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk 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 Duchess York 1415-1495 (71) held held the child. His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 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 Viscountess Welles 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 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 Duchess Bedford 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 1322-1346

4G GrandFather: Guy of Dampierre-Richebourg 1292-1345

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