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Elizabeth Woodville Children Thomas Grey, Richard Grey Elizabeth, Queen of England Mary of York Cecily of York, Edward V of England Margaret of York Richard of Shrewsbury, Anne of York, George Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford Catherine of York, Countess of Devon Bridget of York House House of York Father Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers Mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg Born c. 1437 Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire Died 8 June 1492 (aged 55) Bermondsey, London Burial St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Elizabeth I as Princess, c.1555

On 9 April 1483, her father unexpectedly died and Elizabeth of York's younger brother, Edward, Prince of Wales, became King. Her uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was appointed regent and protector of his nephews. Shortly after his brother's death, Gloucester began taking steps to isolate his nephews from their Woodville relations. 1484, Elizabeth of York and her family left Westminster Abbey and returned to court. It was rumoured that Richard III intended to marry her

WRITTEN WITH A DIAMOND ON HER WINDOW AT WOODSTOCK. by Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth I) Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be, Quoth ELIZABETH prisoner.

MARY GREY BORN: c. 1540 DIED: 1578 Sister of Catherine and Jane Grey. Daughter of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, and therefore another claimant to the throne through decent from Mary Tudor (daughter of Henry VII).

Elizabeth Woodville, Mother of Elizabeth of York. Henry viii grand mother

BLANCHE PARRY BORN: c. 1508 DIED: 12 FEBRUARY 1590 blanche Monument to Blanche, kneeling alongside Elizbabeth, in St. Faith's, Bacton, Hereford Photograph by John Meek Blanche Parry was Chief Gentlewoman of Elizabeth I's Privy Chamber, and had served her since before she became Queen. She is memorialized at St. Faith's (above) and St. Margaret's Church next to Westminster Abbey.