Queen Elizabeth Woodville

Queen Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville (c.1437-8 June 1492) was Queen Consort of England and wife to King Edward IV of England. By the time she had married Edward, she was already a widow having married Sir John Grey of Groby, and had two sons by him, Thomas (ancestor of Lady Jane Grey) and Richard Grey. Though being claimed to be 'the most beautiful woman in th... Show more »
Elizabeth Woodville (c.1437-8 June 1492) was Queen Consort of England and wife to King Edward IV of England. By the time she had married Edward, she was already a widow having married Sir John Grey of Groby, and had two sons by him, Thomas (ancestor of Lady Jane Grey) and Richard Grey. Though being claimed to be 'the most beautiful woman in the Island of Britain', Elizabeth was an unlikely and undesirable choice for Queen as her marriage to Edward would bring no money or politcal alliance with it. She was also frowned upon by many at the Yorkist court as she had been a lady-in-waiting to the previous Queen, the Lancastrian Margaret of Anjou.Her marriage would lead to court upheval and soon high power court members like Richard Neville and even Edward's brothers, George and Richard, were against there union. However, Elizabeth did manage to give Edward heirs, three sons and seven daughters, in which two sons and five daughters lived by the time of Edward's death in 1483. The two sons, Edward and Richard are better known as the 'Princes In The Tower' and her eldest daughter, Elizabeth of York, would help create the House of Tudor by marrying King Henry VII, in which she had the better claim to the throne. All monarchs today are descended from Elizabeth Woodville through Elizabeth of York's eldest daughter, Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland.There have been no thorough portrayals of Elizabeth Woodville's life but she has been apart of numerous films on the Wars of The Roses or films about King Richard III. Show less «
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