RICHARD WOODVILLE, EARL RIVERS, (or Wydeville), was a member of a family of small importance long settled at Grafton in Northamptonshire. His father, Richard Woodville, was a squire to Henry V, and afterwards the trusted servant of John of Bedford, in whose interest he was Constable of the Tower during the troubles with Humphrey of Gloucester in 1425.
Marshal Ney charging with the Horse Genadiers of the Guard at Eylau
18 May 1497 - Death of Katherine Woodville,She was the sister-in-law of King Edward IV of England and gave birth to several illustrious children. Catherine was the daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. When her sister Elizabeth married King Edward IV, the King elevated and promoted many members of the Woodville family. Elizabeth Woodville's household records for 1466/67 indicate that Catherine was being raised in the queen's household.
Wars of the Roses: Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers (d. 1469) [Wydvile, Wydevile, Widvile, Widvile, Widvill]
Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers
Jacquetta Luxembourg 1416–1472 BIRTH 1416 • Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg DEATH 1472 MAY 30 • Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 17th great-grandmother. Burial: Unknown. Husband: Richard Woodville '1st Earl Rivers'
War of the Roses
King Edward IV 1461 -1470, 1471 - 1483 Age 18-40 Great-great-great-grandson of Edward III Born: 28 April 1442 at Rouen, Normandy, France Parents: Richard, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville Ascended to the throne: 4 March 1461 aged 18 years Crowned: 28 June 1461 at Westminster Abbey Married: Elizabeth, Daughter of Richard Woodville (English) Children: Three sons including Edward V and Richard Duke of York (the Princes in the Tower), Seven daughters Died: 9 April 1483
Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers, KG (1405 – 12 August 1469)
Richard Wydville, first Earl Rivers, Maternal Grandfather of Henry VIII-Knighted by Henry VI at Leicester in 1426. He served under Bedford in France, and after his master's death married his widow Jacquetta of Luxemburg. May 1448 Henry VI created him Baron Rivers. After his son-in-law's, Edward IV's, defeat at Edgecot, Rivers and his second son, John, were taken prisoners at Chepstow and beheaded on order of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, at Kenilworth on the 12th of August 1469.