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Elizabeth Wydville Woodville
Birth: 1437
Grafton Regis
South Northamptonshire Borough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Jun. 8, 1492
Bermondsey
London Borough of Southwark
Greater London, England

British monarch, Queen consort of King Edward IV. The eldest daughter of Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. She married John Grey, a Lancastrian knight, in 1452. She had two sons by this marriage. Grey was killed at St. Albans in 1461. She secretly married Edward, the Yorkist claimant to the throne, on May 1, 1464. She was crowned on 26 May 1465, the first commoner (though well-blooded) to become Queen. Elizabeth was beautiful, but selfish and calculating, demanding favors, grand marriages, and titles for her family members. She bore 10 children, 2 sons and 5 daughters survived to adulthood. When Edward died suddenly in 1483, all of their children were declared illegitimate, their two sons were held in the Tower of London (the Princes in the Tower), and Richard III took the throne. Elizabeth then conspired with the Lancastrians, promising Henry Tudor her daughter Elizabeth of York in marriage if he could take the throne from Richard. When Henry VII became King, all of her children were legitimized once more. Now simply Dame Elizabeth Grey, she retired to Bermondsey Abbey, where she died at the age of 56. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Woodville (1405 - 1469)
  Jacquetta Luxembourg Woodville (1415 - 1472)
 
 Spouses:
  John Grey (1432 - 1460)*
  King Edward IV (1442 - 1483)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas de Grey (1456 - 1501)*
  Richard Grey (1459 - 1483)*
   Elizabeth of York (1465 - 1503)*
  Mary Plantagenet (1467 - 1482)*
  Cecilia Plantagenet (1469 - 1507)*
   Edward V (1470 - 1483)*
  Margaret Plantagenet (1472 - 1472)*
  Richard of Shrewsbury Plantagenet (1473 - 1483)*
  Perkin Warbeck (1473 - 1499)*
  Anne Plantagenet of York (1475 - 1511)*
  Anne Plantagenet Howard (1475 - 1511)*
  George Plantagenet (1477 - 1479)*
  Catherine Plantagenet Courtenay (1479 - 1527)*
  Bridget Plantagenet (1480 - 1517)*
 
 Sibling:
  Jacquette Wydeville Lestrange**
  Elizabeth Wydville Woodville (1437 - 1492)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
St George's Chapel
Windsor
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: Altar
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Feb 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8382021
Elizabeth <i>Wydville</i> Woodville
Added by: Carolyn Gray
 
Elizabeth <i>Wydville</i> Woodville
Added by: Carolyn Gray
 
Elizabeth <i>Wydville</i> Woodville
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
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My 17th great grandmother
- Joanne Windsor
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
To My 15th Great Grand Aunt, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
God bless you my 13th great grandma. All our lines now back to you....Kee, Garcia, Tatsukawa, Brown, Cayce, Helton, Cobbs, Grey of course..
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
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