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JACQUETTA OF LUXEMBOURG - . Duchess of Bedford; Countess Rivers (Woodville). Mother of English Queen ELIZABETH WOODVILLE . Consort of King Edward IV. Jacquetta came from an illustrious European lineage and so caused a scandal when she secretly married Sir Richard Woodville - a common knight - after the death of her 1st husband, the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V.
John Duke of Bedford (1389-1435), brother of Henry V of England. Married Anne of Burgundy as his first wife, and, as his second spouse, and her first, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, with no issue resulting from either marriage. It was he who caused Joan of Arc to be burned in Rouen as a witch. Jacquetta was the mother of Elizabeth Woodville by her second marriage, making her the grandmother of Elizabeth of York, the consort of Henry VII.
Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204 The first Queen of France. Two of her sons Richard and John went on to become Kings of England. Educated, beautiful and highly articulate, Eleanor influenced the politics of western Europe through her alliances and influence over her sons.