Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk also known as Elizabeth Plantagenet (22 April 1444 – c. 1503) was the sixth child and third daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (a great-grandson of King Edward III) and Cecily Neville.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_York,_Duchess_of_Suffolk
Elizabeth of York (11 February 1466 – 11 February 1503) was the first queen consort of England of the Tudor dynasty from 18 January 1486 until her death. She was the wife of Henry VII whom she married in 1486 after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field, which marked the end of the Wars of the Roses.
Jul 15, 2019 · Elizabeth of York (February 11, 1466–February 11, 1503) was a key figure in Tudor history and in the Wars of the Roses.She was the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville; Queen of England and Queen Consort of Henry VII; and the mother of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, and Margaret Tudor, the only woman in history to have been daughter, sister, niece, wife, and mother to English kings.
Jul 01, 2012 · Elizabeth of York was the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Born into one of the houses caught in the struggle that would later so eloquently be called 'The Wars of the Roses', one would think that she had a difficult childhood. In fact, she was living a pleasantly secure life until the death of her father in 1483.
Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk also known as Elizabeth Plantagenet (22 April 1444 – c. 1503) was the sixth child and third daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (a great-grandson of King Edward III) and Cecily Neville.
Mar 25, 2020 · Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent Elizabeth of York was the eldest daughter of the Yorkist king Edward IV, sister of the princes in the Tower, and niece of Richard III. Her marriage to Henry VII was hugely popular, for the union of the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster was seen as bringing peace after years of dynastic war.
QUEEN ELIZABETH OF YORK (1466-1503): Queen Consort of Henry VII The events of Elizabeth of York's early life have already been detailed in the biography of her mother, queen Elizabeth Woodville. The Dauphin, Charles, heir of Louis XI, king of France, was betrothed to this princess royal of England, 1475.
- My King, My Family. In her lifetime, Elizabeth of York was (in this order) a daughter, sister, niece, wife, and mother to a King of England. She is the only woman in history to hold these collective honors.
- Birth Is a Burden. Elizabeth was the firstborn child to a marriage of scandal. Edward IV of England and the beautiful Elizabeth Woodville eloped in 1464, scandalizing the English court.
- Princess Pack-up-and-Run. Elizabeth’s early childhood was marked by war. In 1470, when she was four years old, her father was temporarily deposed. Elizabeth, her younger sisters, and her pregnant mother were forced into religious sanctuary until Edward IV retook his throne a year later.
- School Takes Stone to Survive. It’s believed that Elizabeth was educated in alchemy, as her father was an avid book collector and alchemist. Elizabeth was likely taught by ladies-in-waiting from his personal library.
English royalty, queen consort of Henry VII. Daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She married Henry on January 18, 1486 at Westminster, symbolically ending the Wars of the Roses by joining the houses of York and Lancaster under the house of Tudor.
- Early life
Henry VIIs queen lies buried beside him in Westminster Abbey in a magnificent marble tomb provided by their son, Henry VIII. The face of her effigy may have been based on her death mask, taken when she died on her thirty-seventh birthday in the royal apartments in the Tower of London. She had not recovered from giving birth the week before, perhaps prematurely, to her eighth child a little girl, who did not survive long. The dead queens coffin, draped in black velvet on an open car, was drawn to Westminster by six horses through streets lined with torch-bearers. Her royal husband, who was not a demonstrative man, went away to a room by himself and gave orders that he was to be left alone. Young Henry, who was eleven, was also profoundly miserable.
Tall, blonde, fair-skinned and handsome, Elizabeth of York was described by contemporaries as kind, gentle, dutiful and well-liked. She had started life as the first child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. A match was mooted for her as a girl to the Dauphin of France, but came to nothing, and after her fathers death she and her four sisters were officially bastardised. Her two young brothers had disappeared into the Tower and there was a whisper that her uncle, Richard III, planned to scoop her up for himself. She was nineteen and confined at Sheriff Hutton Castle in Yorkshire when Henry Tudor defeated Richard at Bosworth in 1485 and made himself king. He promptly had Elizabeth restored to her mother.
Henry was nine years older and not yet married. They could not have set eyes on each other for years, if ever, but as the heiress of the house of York she was the obvious wife for him, to unite York and Lancaster and end the Wars of the Roses. He had already announced his intention to marry her and in December the House of Commons, knowing which side its bread was buttered, tactfully petitioned him through the Speaker to marry the Lady Elizabeth, from which many hoped there would arise offspring of the race of kings for the comfort of the whole realm. Tactful wording was necessary because she had a better right to the throne than Henry did and he would tolerate no suggestion that his crown depended to the least extent on her. Her bastardisation was reversed and they were married in January. Their first child, Arthur, was born eight months later in September, perhaps prematurely, and she was formally crowned queen in Westminster Abbey in November. The marriage produced eight children, of whom four survived infancy. Although it was a political match, Henry and Elizabeth seem to have been genuinely happy and affectionate together. There are no reports of him having mistresses and after she died he did not marry again, though he considered several possible successors. Elizabeth had no appetite for politics, and she was evidently easy-going enough not to quarrel with Henrys doting and managing mother, the Lady Margaret Beaufort, who had given birth to him at the age of thirteen and was one of Natures organisers. Henry and Elizabeth lived together amicably at court and the contemporary account of their mutual grief and comforting of each other over Prince Arthurs premature death in 1502 is extremely touching. She is reported to have told him then, God is where he was, and we are both young enough. They must have hoped the new baby, from whose birth she did not recover, might help to make up for their loss.
Apr 13, 2017 · Elizabeth of York is the face of the Queen of Hearts: (MOST LIKELY) TRUE. Getty Images Sources agree that playing cards were invented in Europe in the late 14th century.