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.
Wars of the Roses: Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers (d. 1469) [Wydvile, Wydevile, Widvile, Widvile, Widvill]
Richard and Anne
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.
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Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers, KG (1405 – 12 August 1469)
Signature of Edward, Prince of Wales and Richard, Duke of York
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
Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
Richard Woodville,1st Earl Rivers, the second husband of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, a father of Elizabeth Woodville, future wife of Edward IV.He met a 20-year old Jacquetta when she lost her first husband in France and was to return to England. A 30-year old Richard, knight of Henry V and the most beautiful man of that time,had to deliver her there.They fell in love, and married secretly.Their fruitful marriage brought 16 children and a lot of enemies. During the Wars of Roses he was beheaded.
Sir Richard Woodville – later Earl Rivers. He rose to high office in the service of the Crown, holding many positions, including Governor of the Tower of London. Sir Richard and his son John were captured during the battle of Edgecote in July 1469, fighting against the Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Clarence. They were later beheaded, without trial.
Where the Tudor Red-Gold Hair came from
A legendary beauty, Elizabeth Woodville was the first child of Sir Richard Woodville (later the first Earl Rivers) and Jaquetta of Luxembourg. She was a maid of honour to Margaret of Anjou. Her first marriage was to Sir John Grey of Groby (died in battle 1461). She secretly married King Edward IV of England in April 1464, and was crowned Queen in May 1465.
Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Lancastrian/Plantagenet King Edward IV and grandmother to the infamous King Henry VIII of the House of Tudor
Marriages of the Children of RICHARD WOODVILLE, 1st Earl Rivers and his wife, JAQUETTA OF LUXEMBOURG - parents of QUEEN ELIZABETH WOODVILLE
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!