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Elizabeth of York, Queen of England

Elizabeth of York, Queen of England[1]

Female 1466 - 1503  (37 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth of York 
    Elizabeth of York
    Elizabeth of York
    Arms of Elizabeth of York
    Arms of Elizabeth of York
    Suffix Queen of England 
    Born 11 Feb 1466  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Political 23 Dec 1482  Treaty of Arras Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Several years of vacillation by King Louis XI to wed the Dauphine to Elizabeth came to an end with the death of her aunt, Mary of Burgundy. Louis took the occasion to fetch Mary's three year old daughter, Margaret, as his son's bride. (Margaret was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, Maximillian Hapsburg, who, up to that point, had checked the Spider's ambitions. ) Edward began to seriously consider the marriage of Elizabeth to Henry Tudor. Elizabeth's fortunes plunged with the sudden death of her father and her uncle Richard's coup.  
    Military 22 Aug 1485  Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and claimed the throne of England as a representative of the House of Lancaster. His claim was shaky at best and his delays in wedding, and then crowning, Elizabeth were no doubt aimed at underscoring his understanding that he did not owe his crown to the Yorks. 
    Died 11 Feb 1503  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Buried Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Tomb of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
    Tomb of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
    Henry VII Chapel, Westmister Abbey
    Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey
    Person ID I9473  Dickinson
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen Consort of England,   b. Abt 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married May 1464  Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    • "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." [12]
    Family ID F2561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry VII Tudor, King of England,   b. 28 Jan 1457, Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1509, Richmond Palace, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1486  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Children 
     1. Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, KG ,   b. 20 Sep 1486, St. Swithun's Priory, Winchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1502, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots,   b. 28 Nov 1489, Richmond Palace, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1541, Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Henry VIII Tudor, King of England,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Whitehall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth Tudor,   b. 2 Jul 1492,   d. ca. 7 Oct 1495, Eltham Palace, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Mary Tudor, Queen consort of France, Duchess of Suffolk,   b. ca. 18 Mar 1496, Richmond Palace, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1533, Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [Birth]
     6. Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset,   b. 21 Feb 1499, Greenwich Palace, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1500, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1466 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and claimed the throne of England as a representative of the House of Lancaster. His claim was shaky at best and his delays in wedding, and then crowning, Elizabeth were no doubt aimed at underscoring his understanding that he did not owe his crown to the Yorks. - 22 Aug 1485 - Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jan 1486 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1503 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, 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), fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#ElizabethYorkdied1503.

    2. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 89.

    3. [S155] Richard III: England's Black Legend, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 41.

    4. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 211.

    5. [S336458] Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World, Alison Weir, (New York: Balentine Books, 2013), 68.

    6. [S12] Foundation: The History of England from its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors, Peter Ackroyd, (New York: St Martin's Press, 2011), 400.
      Ackroyd recounts Edward's invasion of France on 4 July 1475. Owing to weak support by Charles the Bold of Burgandy, Edward struck a deal with Louis at Picquigny that included the betrothal of Elizabeth and the Dauphin.

    7. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 162.

    8. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), xvii-xviii, 298.

    9. [S44] The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Alison Weir, (New York: Grove Press, 1991), 41.

    10. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 321.

    11. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 298-299.
      "Elizabeth was to have the grandest of resting places, albeit work on the building that was to house her tomb was begun only weeks before [her death]. At the beginning of the century, Henry VII had given orders for a wonderful new Lady Chapel, a monument to his family that would, he hoped, ultimately house the body of Henry VI, canonized into a Lancastrian saint. The old chapel on the site had been pulled down, as had, claimed the sixteenth-century writer John Stow, an adjoining tavern called, ironically, the White Rose. The first stone had finally been laid on January 24, 1503. It would be another fifteen years before the tomb Elizabeth would share with her husband was finally completed, but meanwhile her body was placed in a temporary vault in the crossing of the abbey, in front of the high altar."

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

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

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

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

    16. [S37] Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood, (New York: Basic Books, 2013), 242.

    17. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 302.