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
Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and his wife, Jaquetta of Luxembourg. They are the parents of Elizabeth Woodville and Prince Arthur's maternal great-grandparents. Richard was a knight in the household of Jacquetta's first husband, the Duke of Bedford, whom she married after the Duke died and had something like 14 children with. Love this story!
Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers
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)
Marriages of the Children of RICHARD WOODVILLE, 1st Earl Rivers and his wife, JAQUETTA OF LUXEMBOURG - parents of QUEEN ELIZABETH WOODVILLE
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.
Signature of Edward, Prince of Wales and Richard, Duke of York
Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers, KG (1405 – 12 August 1469) was an English nobleman, best remembered as the father of Elizabeth Woodville and the maternal grandfather of Edward V and the maternal great-grandfather of Henry VIII.