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  1. Elizabeth Woodville (also spelt Wydville, Wydeville, or Widvile; c. 1437 – 8 June 1492), later known as Dame Elizabeth Grey, was Queen of England from her marriage to King Edward IV on 1 May 1464 until Edward was deposed on 3 October 1470, and again from Edward's resumption of the throne on 11 April 1471 until his death on 9 April 1483.

  2. Elizabeth Woodville, (born 1437—died June 7/8, 1492, London), wife of King Edward IV of England. After Edward’s death popular dislike of her and her court facilitated the usurpation of power by Richard, duke of Gloucester (King Richard III). A woman of great beauty, she was already a widow with two sons when Edward IV married her in May 1464.

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  3. Apr 24, 2019 · Elizabeth Woodville (1437–June 7 or 8, 1492, and known variously as Lady Grey, Elizabeth Grey, and Elizabeth Wydevill) was the commoner wife of Edward IV, who had a key role in the War of the Roses and in the succession battle between the Plantagenets and Tudors. She is best known today as a character in Shakespeare's Richard III (as Queen ...

    • Jone Johnson Lewis
    • Women's History Writer
  4. Apr 24, 2019 · Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg , was born on February 3, 1437. She died on June 8, 1492. She first married John Grey, son of Edward Grey and Elizabeth Ferrers. He was born about 1432. He died on February 17, 1460 or 61. They married about 1452.

    • Jone Johnson Lewis
    • Women's History Writer
  5. Apr 29, 2019 · Elizabeth of York, oldest daughter of Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV, married Henry VII, uniting the warring houses of York and Lancaster Public domain According to Flood, Badoer’s note is...

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  6. Elizabeth Woodville’s parents were literal outlaws. You see, her mother had to get permission from the king to remarry, but in her haste to tie the knot, she skipped that step. The king was ticked and promptly fined the newlyweds a hefty £1,000 for getting hitched without his royal blessing.

  7. Elizabeth Woodville was a key figure in British history. Every tactful move Elizabeth made affected the outcome of the Wars of the Roses. She is a pivotal person, but one who is often forgotten about. Next, read about Queen Anna of Denmark, Theater Pioneer & Patron of the Arts, or Queen Liliʻuokalani, first and last queen regnant of Hawaii!

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