Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort of England

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort of England was born on 3 February 1437, in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England, her father, Sir Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers, was 31 and her mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, Countess Rivers, was 21. She married Sir John Grey in 1452, in Groby, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 8 June 1492, in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, at the age of 55, and was buried in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Edward IV King of England
1442–1483
Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort of England
1437–1492
Marriage: 1 May 1464
Elizabeth of York Queen of England
1466–1503
Mary of York
1467–1482
Cecily of York
1469–1507
Edward V King of England
1470–1483
Margaret of York
1472–1472
Richard of Shrewsbury Duke of York
1473–1483
Anne of York Countess of Surrey
1475–1511
George of York
1477–1479
Catherine of York Countess of Devon
1479–1527
Bridget of York
1480–1517

Sources (15)

  • Elizabeth Woodville, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lady Elizabeth Woodville - death:

World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English. It is recorded in the medieval period, but was made popular by being borne by Queen Elizabeth I of England ( 1533–1603 ). In the 20th century it again became extremely fashionable, partly because it was the name of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ( 1900–2002 ), who in 1936 became Queen Elizabeth as the wife of King George VI, and after his death in 1952 achieved great public affection as Queen Mother for nearly half a century. Even more influentially, it is the name of her daughter Queen Elizabeth II ( b. 1926 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Woodville, Elizabeth Consort Story

When Elizabeth Consort England Woodville Wydeville was born on February 3, 1437, in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England, her father, Richard, was 32, and her mother, Jacquetta, was 21. She had 34 …

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