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Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen Consort of England

Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen Consort of England[1]

Female Abt 1437 - 1492  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Wydeville 
    Elizabeth Wydville
    Elizabeth Wydville
    Queen Consort of England
    Arms of Elizabeth Wydville
    Arms of Elizabeth Wydville
    Suffix Queen Consort of England 
    Born Abt 1437  Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Civil 1465  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crowned Queen consort. 
    Died 8 Jun 1492  Bermondsey Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bermondsey Abbey
    Bermondsey Abbey
    Buried St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. George's Chapel, Windsor
    St. George's Chapel, Windsor
    Edward IV and Elizabeth Wydeville
    Edward IV and Elizabeth Wydeville
    Person ID I9441  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2014 

    Father Richard Wydeville, 1st Earl Rivers, KG,   b. ca. 1405, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1469, Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jacquette de Luxembourg, Dcss of Bedford, Ctss of Rivers,   b. ca. 1416,   d. 30 May 1472  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1436  [3, 4
    Family ID F2559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Grey of Groby, Lord Ferrers,   b. Abt 1432, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1461, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1452  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, KG,   b. 1451, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1501, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sir Richard Grey,   b. 1457, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1483, Pontefract Castle, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F2574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward IV, King of England,   b. 28 Apr 1442, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1483, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • "A covert marriage must have seemed liked a policy to have very few serious risks and a number of positive advantages: this was a bride who could demonstrate Edward's commitment to evenhanded kingship, but whose family was not so grand or proud as to feel they had anything to gain by wrecking his trust." [5]
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth of York, Queen of England,   b. 11 Feb 1466, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1503, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary of York,   b. 11 Aug 1467, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1482, Greenwich Palace, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles,   b. 20 Mar 1469, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1507, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     4. Edward V, King of England,   b. 2 Nov 1470, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. Aug 1483, The Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [Birth]
     5. Margaret of York,   b. 10 Apr 1472, Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1472  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     6. Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York,   b. 17 Aug 1473, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1483, The Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  [Birth]
     7. Anne of York, Countess of Surrey,   b. 02 Nov 1475, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 22 Nov 1511, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     8. George Plantagenet, 1st Duke Bedford,   b. Mar 1477, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1479, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Katherine of York, Countess Devon,   b. 14 Aug 1479, Eltham Palace, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1527, Tiverton Castle, Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     10. Bridget Plantagenet,   b. ca. 10 Nov 1480, Eltham Palace, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1513, Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1437 - Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1452 - Groby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - May 1464 - Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Crowned Queen consort. - 1465 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 1492 - Bermondsey Abbey, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL2.htm#ElizabethWydevilledied1492.

    2. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 266-267.
      "On Whit-Sunday, the queen-dowager's corpse was conveyed by water to Windsor, and there privily, through the little park, conducted into the castle, without any ringing of bells or receiving of the dean...and so privily, about eleven of the clock, she was buried, without any solemn dirge done for her obit."

    3. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 62.

    4. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 199.
      Jones gives the date as 1437.

    5. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 204.

    6. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 75-84.

    7. [S154] The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 259.

    8. [S155] Richard III: England's Black Legend, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 38.