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Elizabeth Woodville (1437- 8 June 1492). Her marriage to Edward IV was a cause célèbre of the day, thanks to Elizabeth's great beauty and lack of great estates.Her marriage greatly enriched her siblings and children, but their advancement incurred the hostility of the Earl of Warwick, which resulted in his joining the Lancastrian cause. Elizabeth remained politically influential even after Edward's death and she would play an important role in securing Henry VII's accession to the throne.

Elizabeth Woodville (1437- 8 June 1492). Her marriage to Edward IV was a cause célèbre of the day, thanks to Elizabeth's great beauty and lack of great estates.Her marriage greatly enriched her siblings and children, but their advancement incurred the hostility of the Earl of Warwick, which resulted in his joining the Lancastrian cause. Elizabeth remained politically influential even after Edward's death and she would play an important role in securing Henry VII's accession to the throne.

Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472), married firstly in 1433, John, Duke of Bedford, and secondly, in secret, c.1436, Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, by whom she had sixteen children, including Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of King Edward IV of England. Every English monarch after 1509 descended from her.

Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472), married firstly in 1433, John, Duke of Bedford, and secondly, in secret, c.1436, Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, by whom she had sixteen children, including Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of King Edward IV of England. Every English monarch after 1509 descended from her.

Arthur Tudor was the eldest son of King Henry VII of England and Wales, and Elizabeth of York. He was named after the legendary King Arthur of the Round Table, but is reputed to have been a sickly child. He suddenly died on April 2, 1502, at the age of fifteen. The cause of his death is unknown. It may have been tuberculosis or the mysterious sweating sickness .

Arthur Tudor was the eldest son of King Henry VII of England and Wales, and Elizabeth of York. He was named after the legendary King Arthur of the Round Table, but is reputed to have been a sickly child. He suddenly died on April 2, 1502, at the age of fifteen. The cause of his death is unknown. It may have been tuberculosis or the mysterious sweating sickness .

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Elizabeth Wydville, Queen of England, Mother of Elizabeth of York, Grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

Elizabeth Wydville, Queen of England, Mother of Elizabeth of York, Grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

'Portrait of a Young Woman in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger’ ~ showing the sitter wearing a 'French Hood'.  The French hood is characterized by a rounded shape, contrasted with the angular "English" or gable hood. It is worn over a coif, and has a black veil attached to the back. It was introduced to England primarily by Anne Boleyn, who had been raised in France. Its use was thus subsequently rejected by Anne's successor, Jane Seymour, but returned to fashion after Jane's death.

'Portrait of a Young Woman in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger’ ~ showing the sitter wearing a 'French Hood'. The French hood is characterized by a rounded shape, contrasted with the angular "English" or gable hood. It is worn over a coif, and has a black veil attached to the back. It was introduced to England primarily by Anne Boleyn, who had been raised in France. Its use was thus subsequently rejected by Anne's successor, Jane Seymour, but returned to fashion after Jane's death.

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII    Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

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