20 September 1486 – It’s a boy!

| September 20, 2017

20 September 1486 – It’s a boy!

On this day in history, Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, did her duty as queen consort and gave the king a healthy son. She did if first time too! Yes, on 20th September 1486, just “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Elizabeth gave birth to a baby boy at St. Swithun’s Priory in […]

60 second history – Elizabeth of York

| April 20, 2017

60 second history – Elizabeth of York

Today’s Tudor topic for my 60-second history video series is Elizabeth of York. I refrained from shouting “she wasn’t raped!”, “there’s no evidence that she was in love with Richard III!” and the like and, instead, focused on a brief bio of this Tudor queen consort. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series […]

20 September 1486 – Elizabeth of York gives birth to Prince Arthur

| September 20, 2016

20 September 1486 – Elizabeth of York gives birth to Prince Arthur

On this day in history, just “afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to her first child. The baby boy was born at St. Swithun’s Priory in Winchester and was baptised in a lavish ceremony at Winchester Cathedral on 24th September 1486. […]

11 February 1466 and 1503 – Elizabeth of York’s birth and death

| February 11, 2016

11 February 1466 and 1503 – Elizabeth of York’s birth and death

11 February is the date of both the birth and death of Elizabeth of York, consort of King Henry VII. Elizabeth was born on this day in 1466 and she died on this day in 1503. Elizabeth was the eldest child of King Edward IV and his consort Elizabeth Woodville and was born on 11 […]

18 January 1486 – Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey

| January 18, 2016

18 January 1486 – Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey

On 18th January 1486, just under five months after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth, twenty-nine year-old King Henry VII married twenty year-old Elizabeth of York, daughter and eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Westminster Abbey. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry had been crowned on […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

| September 20, 2015

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

“Afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to a son at St. Swithun’s Priory in Winchester. The royal court had arrived in Winchester in early September. They had travelled there because Henry VII had wanted his first child to be born in […]

Writing about the Tudors by Judith Arnopp

| March 3, 2015

Writing about the Tudors by Judith Arnopp

Thank you to historical novelist Judith Arnopp for stopping by The Anne Boleyn Files to share news of her latest book release and to tell us more about her writing. I loved Judith’s The Winchester Goose, so I’m looking forward to reading this one. Over to Judith… I’ve read about the Tudors since I was […]

11 February – Elizabeth of York’s Birth and Death

| February 11, 2015

11 February – Elizabeth of York’s Birth and Death

11 February is the date of both the birth and death of Elizabeth of York, consort of King Henry VII. Elizabeth was born on this day in 1466 and she died on this day in 1503. Elizabeth was the eldest child of King Edward IV and his consort Elizabeth Woodville and was born on 11 […]