Roger Ascham (c.1515-68) visiting Lady Jane Grey (c.1536-54) at Bradgate, where he famously found her reading Plato while everyone else hunted. Illustration from 'Cassell's Illustrated History of England' (engraving) (sepia photo), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection /
y 1 1464 Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, in secret. As far as I can tell, Elizabeth was the first commoner to marry an English king. 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.
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (second creation), KG (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, rendered in English as Gaunt. (21gf//mtk)