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 […]

At Home with the Queen: Elizabeth Woodville – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

| October 18, 2013

At Home with the Queen: Elizabeth Woodville – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

Today I welcome author Susan Higginbotham to The Anne Boleyn Files. Susan has written a few historical novels (they’re brilliant!) but her latest book is non-fiction and it focuses on the Woodville family – The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England’s Most Infamous Family. Thank you, Susan, for this excellent article on Elizabeth […]

Jacquetta Woodville and Witchcraft by Susan Higginbotham

| July 5, 2013

Jacquetta Woodville and Witchcraft by Susan Higginbotham

The airing of the BBC adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen has sparked off many discussions regarding the Woodville women and their use of witchcraft. There has been a lot of confusion about it, particularly as Gregory said in one interview that Elizabeth Woodville’s mother, Jacquetta Woodville, was tried and found guilty of witchcraft, […]

****NEWSFLASH – “The White Queen” is Book of the Month” – NEWSFLASH****

| August 5, 2009

****NEWSFLASH – “The White Queen” is Book of the Month” – NEWSFLASH****

Just to let you know that Philippa Gregory’s new novel “The White Queen”, due out on 18th August, is The Anne Boleyn Files “Book of the Month”. Click here to read my review of this book which tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville and her marriage to Edward IV. The publisher of “The White Queen”, […]

Book of the Month August

| August 5, 2009

Book of the Month August

August’s Book of the Month is the long awaited Philippa Gregory novel “The White Queen” which I’ve had the pleasure to read and review, courtesy of Simon and Schuster UK – thanks! The White Queen by Philippa Gregory – Out 18th August! Historical fiction fans all round the world are eagerly awaiting publication of this […]