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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 […]

The Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York by Amy Licence, and Giveaway

| May 7, 2014

The Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York by Amy Licence, and Giveaway

Today we welcome author and historian Amy Licence to The Anne Boleyn Files as part of her virtual book tour. Amy has kindly shared an extract from her book Elizabeth of York: The Forgotten Tudor Queen (taken from the chapter ‘A Royal Wedding, 1485-1486’)… Predictably, early Tudor chroniclers were full of blessings for the match. […]

Elizabeth of York – 11 February 1466 to 11 February 1503

| February 11, 2014

Elizabeth of York – 11 February 1466 to 11 February 1503

On 11th February 1466, Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV, gave birth to the couple’s first child at Westminster Palace. The baby girl was baptised in St Stephen’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, with the Earl of Warwick standing as godfather and her grandmothers, the Duchesses of York and Bedford, standing as godmothers. The little […]

18 January 1486 – The Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2014

18 January 1486 – The Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, the founding member of the Tudor dynasty, King Henry VII, married Elizabeth of York, daughter of the late Edward IV, at Westminster Abbey. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. Sadly, we don’t have any contemporary accounts of the wedding ceremony or celebrations, but […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2013

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in history, 20th September 1486, “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Arthur, Prince of Wales, was born at Winchester, just eight months after the marriage of his parents, King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Henry VII had decided that his first child would be born at Winchester, the place believed to have […]

11 February 1466 – Birth of Elizabeth of York

| February 11, 2013

11 February 1466 – Birth of Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York was born on the 11th February 1466, and was the daughter and eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Her father had managed to capture and imprison Henry VI in 1461, dethroning him and taking the crown for himself, starting the royal House of York. In 1464, he secretly married Elizabeth […]

18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2013

18 January 1486 – Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, King Henry VII united the Houses of Lancaster and York by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. In “The Crowland Chronicle Continuations: 1459-1486”, there is the following record of the marriage: “…after the victory of the said king Henry the Seventh, and […]

Elizabeth of York and Claire of Lancaster

| February 11, 2012

Elizabeth of York and Claire of Lancaster

Sorry about the title, I just had to do it even though I have no right to put my name next to that of a queen, oh well! Today, we have four important “on this day in history”s:- 1466 – Birth of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, wife of Henry VII and mother […]