The Athenaeum - Elizabeth Woodville, Wife of Edward IV (Thomas Hudson - )

Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of Edward IV, Queen's College Cambridge, Portrait.

Tomb of Elizabeth Woodville - British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Tomb of Elizabeth Woodville - British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - The White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York, and maternal grandmother of Henry VII close to end of war of the roses, mother of the 2 princes in the tower

Elizabeth Woodville - – Queen consort of King Edward IV during the Wars of the Roses; mother of Elizabeth of York (who became the Queen Consort of King Henry VII, the first Tudor queen and mother of Henry VIII); and mother of the 2 Princes in the Tower.

Why did Henry VII bury his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Woodville, quietly upon her death in 1492? For the same reason she was retired to a convent during the earlier Lambert Simnel crises - she was a reminder of the past glories of the house of York. More from Leanda de Lisle: http://blog.leandadelisle.com/post/97166303006/why-did-henry-vii-bury-elizabeth-woodville-quietly

Why did Henry VII bury Elizabeth Woodville quietly on her death in For the same reason she was retired to a convent during the earlier Lambert Simnel crises - she was a reminder of the past glories of the house of York.

Tomb of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville in St George’s Chapel ...

Tomb of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Edward IV, King of England Apr 1442 – 9 Apr Buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Daughters of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

stained glass window from Canterbury Cathedral depicting the five daughters of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, from left to right; Elizabeth, Cecily, Anne, Katherine and Mary.

The white queen. summer 2013 sunday eves. Mnemonic to remember the Royal Houses…

Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV, King of England, House of York – 'The White Queen', 2013

One of two surviving crowns of this period. This belonged to Princess Margaret, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.

Crown of Princess Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV & wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. One of 2 English crown that survive from the medieval period. Via Irish Archaeology FB

Melusina, said to be the founder of the house of Luxembourg, I.E.  jaquetta woodville, duchess of Bedford and mother to Elizabeth Woodville.

Melusina is something of a devil. Melusina knew exactly how to safeguard solitude.

Funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIII. There's the red hair!

"Dressed funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York Placed on top of her coffin as it was carried through the streets, it gives us a remarkable insight into her appearance." (Wife of Henry VII, mother of Henry VIII.

Edward and Richard were the young children of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville in the 15th century. Edward V stood to take the throne but both princes were considered illegitimate after an Act from Parliament saying Edward IV and Elizabeth's marriage was invalid and Richard III took the throne in his nephew's place. Both boys were never seen again after 1483. Years later, small skeletons were found underneath the stairs of the chapel in the White Tower, the main keep of the Tower of London.

What Really Happened to the Princes in the Tower?

"The White Queen" (Elizabeth Woodville played by Rebecca Ferguson) | Eisen…

Queen Elizabeth / Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson) 'The White Queen' Costume designed by Nic Ede.

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