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Elizabeth Woodville Facts

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Elizabeth Woodville - portrait at Queens College

Elizabeth Woodville - portrait at Queens College

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About Elizabeth Woodville:

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Known for: role in the Wars of the Roses and in the succession between the Plantagenets and Tudors; character in Shakespeare's Richard III (Queen Elizabeth); title character in 2013 television series The White Queen

Occupation: Queen Consort to Edward IV

Dates: about 1437 - June 7 or 8, 1492

Also known as: Lady Grey, Elizabeth Grey, Elizabeth Wydevill

Family of Elizabeth Woodville:

  • Father: Sir Richard Woodville, later, Earl Rivers (1448)
  • Mother: Jacquetta of Luxembourg
  • Husband:
    1. Sir John Grey, 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby, 1452-1461
    2. Edward IV, 1464-1483

Children of Elizabeth Woodville:

  • by John Grey:
    1. Thomas
    2. Richard
  • by Edward IV:
    1. 1466-1503 Elizabeth of York
    2. 1467-1482 Mary
    3. 1469-1507 Cecily
    4. 1470-1483? Edward V, briefly King of England (not crowned)
    5. 1472-1472 Margaret
    6. 1473-1483? Richard, Duke of York
    7. 1475-1511 Anne
    8. 1477-1479 George, Duke of Bedford
    9. 1479-1527 Catherine
    10. 1480-1512 Bridget

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