Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford pencil sketch by artist Mark Satchwill (love him) via Susan Higginbotham

Elizabeth Woodville statue, Grandmother to HenryVIII

Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV; mother of Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII joined the Lancaster and York factions and founded the Tudor dynasty.

Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville 1437 - 1492 - Queen consort of England as spouse of King Edward IV. She was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Well known for her participation in a series of civil wars known as the War of the Roses.

Miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII), and the grandmother to a king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth I). My 15th GGM. I descend through her daughter Princess Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII.

ELIZABETH OF YORK - HOLDING THE WHITE ROSE OF THE HOUSE OF YORK. MOTHER TO KING HENRY VIII. ELIZABETH I WAS NAMED AFTER HER GRANDMOTHER - THIS DAUGHTER OF EDWARD IV.

Elizabeth Woodville, Wife of King Edward IV of England. Mother of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII

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

Jaquetta of Luxemburg, Jaquetta Woodville mother of the "White Queen."

Jacquetta of Luxembourg.. Born: 1416 Died: May 30, 1472 Children: Elizabeth Woodville, Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham, John Woodville, Anne Woodville, Mary Woodville, Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers, Lionel Woodville, Edward Woodville, Lord Scales, and 4 other girls.

WHITE ROSE~~JACQUETTA, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe,was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19 she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house-hold for love. HER DAUGHTER Elizabeth WOODVILLE fell in love and married the rival king EDWARD IV. A lot of rumors about her links her with The Lady of the Lake Melusina,the house of Luxembourg foundation and a witchcraft...

Elizabeth Woodville (c.1437–1492), 2nd Foundress of Queens' College, Wife of Edward IV by Thomas Hudson, painted 1766 Oil on canvas, 127 x 102 cm Collection: Queens' College, University of Cambridge, commissioned by Queens' College.

Katheryn de Roet-Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (c.1350-1403) was the mistress & eventual wife of the great Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Katheryn's life shows us she was an enigmatic & resilient woman who cared for the royal children in the household's of Queen Philippa & Blanche of Lancaster. Upon becoming Duchess, Katheryn became a patron of the arts, & due to her extreme piety, an avid giver to religious houses, orphans & lepers. She was also a loving wife & mother...

Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. Their descendants were members of the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

King Edward IV of England (1442-1483) married Elizabeth Woodville, widow of a Lancastrian knight, much to the displeasure of his cousin, the Earl of Warwick, also known as 'The Kingmaker'. Edward's shocking choice of a bride helped fuel the ongoing war between the Lancasters and the Yorks for the throne of England.

Elizabeth Woodville: Marriage to Edward IV.And then she met Edward. The story goes that Elizabeth heard he was in the neighborhood near her castle at Grafton, so she waited for him beneath a tree now known in Northamptonshire as “the queen’s oak,” with her two sons. When he arrived she begged him to restore their lands and he was love-struck. Of course, Edward, the playboy that he was, did not actually want to marry Elizabeth and she did not want to settle for anything less. Playing hard ...

Princess Mary Tudor, who was born on the 18th March 1496, the youngest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, who inherited her father’s auburn colouring and the delicate loveliness of her mother and fabled grandmother, that astonishing and radiant beauty, Elizabeth Woodville.

1463 Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's queen.

Funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIII

Detail of painting, Edward IV and his queen Elizabeth Woodville at Reading Abbey 1464.