Elizabeth Woodville (also spelt Wydville, Wydeville, or Widvile; [a] 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.
Elizabeth Woodville, 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
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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 ...
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- Her parents’ marriage caused a scandal at court. Elizabeth Woodville was born in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire around the year 1437. Unlike most of her predecessors as Queen of England however, her family name was not always ‘great’, and at the time of her birth was even beset by scandal.
- She was married before Edward IV – to a Lancastrian! Through her parents’ strong links to the House of Lancaster, Elizabeth began much of her life on the side of the red rose during the Wars of the Roses.
- Legend surrounds her first meeting with the king. The story of Elizabeth Woodville’s meeting with Edward IV is something of a mystery. Legend tells that following her husband’s death, the future queen stood waiting beneath an oak tree with her two young boys, hoping that the king would pass by.
- Their marriage was not well-received. As her parents’ scandalous marriage had been, Elizabeth and Edward IV’s union was undertaken in secret on 1 May 1464.
April 29, 2019 Elizabeth and Edward IV married in secret, attracting the ire of the king's advisors and most of the court Public domain When Elizabeth Woodville died in 1492, she was buried...
Oct 27, 2023 · Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England meets with Queen Margaret of Anjou infront of the Tower of London in Richard III from the Works of William Shakespeare. Vintage etching circa mid 19th century.