Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England
|Also Known As:||"Elizabeth Wydeville;"|
|Birthplace:||Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Bermondsey, London, England|
|Place of Burial:||St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England|
Daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl of Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers
|Managed by:||Ofir Friedman|
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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England
Tenure: 1 May 1464 – 9 April 1483
Coronation: 26 May 1465
Sir John Grey m. c. 1452; dec. 1461
Edward IV of England m. 1464; dec. 1483
Issue: Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset
Elizabeth of York, Queen of England
Mary of York
Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles
Edward V of England
Margaret of York
Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York
Anne of York, Countess of Surrey
George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford
Catherine of York, Countess of Devon
Bridget of York
House: House of York
Father: Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers
Mother: Jacquetta of Luxembourg
Born: 3 February 1437
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire
Died: 8 June 1492 (1492-06-08) (age 55)
St. George's Chapel, Windsor
"Elizabeth Woodville (also spelled Wydeville or Widvile; c. 1437 – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. Elizabeth was a key figure in the series of dynastic civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. As Lady Grey (née Woodville), Elizabeth had two sons by her first husband, Sir John Grey of Groby who was killed at the Second Battle of St Albans. As the daughter of Sir Richard Woodville, she was the first commoner (i.e. non royal) to marry an English sovereign. It was because of this that Edward's former staunch ally Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, fell out with his cousin King Edward leading to a battle of wills that finally resulted in Warwick changing sides and switching his allegiance to that of Lancaster. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I. Tradition holds that she served as a Maid of Honour to Margaret of Anjou, but the evidence of this is uncertain."
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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England's Timeline
February 3, 1437
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
Groby, Leicestershire, England
Ratby, Leicestershire, , England
Groby, Leceistershire, England
May 1, 1464
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
February 11, 1466
Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
August 11, 1467
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England