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Elizabeth Woodville
Birth: Feb. 3, 1437
Grafton Regis
South Northamptonshire Borough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Jun. 8, 1492
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) 
Family links: 
  Richard Woodville Wydeville (1405 - 1469)
  Jacquette De Luxembourg Woodville (1416 - 1472)
  John Grey (1432 - 1461)*
   King Edward IV (1442 - 1483)*
  Thomas de Grey (1456 - 1501)*
  Richard Grey (1459 - 1483)*
   Elizabeth of York (1465 - 1503)*
  Mary Plantagenet (1467 - 1482)*
  Cecily Plantagenet Welles (1469 - 1507)*
   Edward V (1470 - 1483)*
  Margaret Plantagenet (1472 - 1472)*
  Richard of Shrewsbury Plantagenet (1473 - 1483)*
  Anne York Howard (1475 - 1511)*
  George Plantagenet (1477 - 1479)*
  Katherine Plantagenet Courtenay (1479 - 1527)*
  Bridget Plantagenet (1480 - 1517)*
  Jacquette Wydeville L'Estrange*
  Anne Wydville Grey (____ - 1489)*
  Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492)
  Catherine Woodville (1458 - 1497)*
*Calculated relationship
St George's Chapel
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 Woodville
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Elizabeth Woodville
Added by: Carolyn Gray-Yeaw
Elizabeth Woodville
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In memory of my ancestor Queen Consort to King Edward IV of England Elizabeth Woodville
- PamKH
 Added: Aug. 18, 2017
In memory of my 16th great grandmother
- janicet
 Added: Aug. 12, 2017
18th Generation, Paternal Great Grandmother
- Laura Zimmerman
 Added: Aug. 3, 2017
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