Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of Edward IV, Queen's College Cambridge, Portrait.

Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of Edward IV, Queen's College Cambridge, Portrait.

Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York, and maternal grandmother of Henry VII close to end of war of the roses, mother of the 2 princes in the tower

Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York, and maternal grandmother of Henry VII close to end of war of the roses, mother of the 2 princes in the tower

indypendentroyalty: “  Elizabeth Woodville  Elizabeth Woodville 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...

indypendentroyalty: “ Elizabeth Woodville Elizabeth Woodville 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...

Elizabeth Woodville: Marriage to Edward IV.And then she met Edward. The story goes that Elizabeth heard he was in the neighborhood near her castle at Grafton, so she waited for him beneath a tree now known in Northamptonshire as “the queen’s oak,” with her two sons. When he arrived she begged him to restore their lands and he was love-struck. Of course, Edward, the playboy that he was, did not actually want to marry Elizabeth and she did not want to settle for anything less. Playing hard ...

Elizabeth Woodville: Marriage to Edward IV.And then she met Edward. The story goes that Elizabeth heard he was in the neighborhood near her castle at Grafton, so she waited for him beneath a tree now known in Northamptonshire as “the queen’s oak,” with her two sons. When he arrived she begged him to restore their lands and he was love-struck. Of course, Edward, the playboy that he was, did not actually want to marry Elizabeth and she did not want to settle for anything less. Playing hard ...

Tomb of Elizabeth Woodville - British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Tomb of Elizabeth Woodville - British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Melusina, the river goddess, in legend the bloodline of Jacquetta and Elizabeth Woodville (the white queen)

Melusina, the river goddess, in legend the bloodline of Jacquetta and Elizabeth Woodville (the white queen)

16th century portrait of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV and mother of Elizabeth of York

16th century portrait of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV and mother of Elizabeth of York

Why did Henry VII bury Elizabeth Woodville quietly on her death in 1492? For the same reason she was retired to a convent during the earlier Lambert Simnel crises - she was a reminder of the past glories of the house of York. After the Simnel crises she was treated well. By 1490 she was receiving an annuity to compensate for the lands she had lost to her daughter, and even after Perkin Warbeck appeared, the King gave a Christmas gift of 50 marks to, ‘our most dear Queen Elizabeth mother to…

Why did Henry VII bury Elizabeth Woodville quietly on her death in 1492? For the same reason she was retired to a convent during the earlier Lambert Simnel crises - she was a reminder of the past glories of the house of York. After the Simnel crises she was treated well. By 1490 she was receiving an annuity to compensate for the lands she had lost to her daughter, and even after Perkin Warbeck appeared, the King gave a Christmas gift of 50 marks to, ‘our most dear Queen Elizabeth mother to…

One of two surviving crowns of this period. This belonged to Princess Margaret, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.

One of two surviving crowns of this period. This belonged to Princess Margaret, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.

The chapel where Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville were married.| Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grafton Regis, North Hamptonshire | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The chapel where Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville were married.| Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grafton Regis, North Hamptonshire | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

On this day 28th June, 1461, Edward IV,  was crowned King of England.  He was the first Yorkist King and the first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses.  Father of Elizabeth of York, maternal grandfather of Henry VIII, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor

On this day 28th June, 1461, Edward IV, was crowned King of England. He was the first Yorkist King and the first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses. Father of Elizabeth of York, maternal grandfather of Henry VIII, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor

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