ELIZABETH OF YORK

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON ELIZABETH OF YORK WHO WAS QUEEN CONSORT TO KING HENRY THE VII OF ENGLAND. ELIZABETH WAS A DAUGHTER OF A KING EDWARD IV ENGLAND.  A SISTER OF A KING EDWARD V. A NIECE OF A KING RICHARD THE III. A MOTHER OF A FUTURE KING HENRY THE VIII OF ENGLAND.

TIME-LINE OF ELIZABETH OF YORK.

 
1466
  • 11TH FEBRUARY Elizabeth is born at Westminster Palace, London, England, the daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville
1467
  • 11TH AUGUST Elizabeth’s sister Mary born
1469
  • Elizabeth is briefly betrothed to George Neville, George was the son of John Neville. However, after the Earl Warwick’s rebellion, it was called off.
  • 20TH MARCH Elizabeth’s sister Cecily born
  • 12TH AUGUST Elizabeth’s grandfather Richard Woodville beheaded at Kenilworth
1470
  • 3RD OCTOBER Elizabeth’s father Edward IV briefly loses the throne of England to  the deposed Henry VI.
  • 2ND NOVEMBER Elizabeth’s, brother Edward V England is born
1471
  • 11TH  APRIL   Elizabeth’s father Edward IV regains the English throne
1472
  • 10TH APRIL Elizabeth’s sister Margaret born, but died in the December
  • 30TH MAY Elizabeth’s grandmother Jacquetta of Luxembourg died
1473
  • 17TH AUGUST Elizabeth’s brother Richard born
1475
  • Louis XI Of France agreed to the marriage of nine-year-old Elizabeth of York and his son Charles, the Dauphin of France. in 1482, however, Louis XI reneged on his promise
  • 2ND NOVEMBER: Elizabeth’s, sister Anne born
1477
  • MARCH, Elizabeth’s, brother George, Duke of Bedford is born
  • Elizabeth is named a Lady of the Garter
1479
  • MARCH Elizabeth’s brother George died
  • 14TH AUGUST Elizabeth’s sister Catherine born in Eltham Palace.
1480
  • Elizabeth’s sisters Mary was named a Lady of the Garter along with her younger sister Cecily of York.
  • 10TH NOVEMBER: Elizabeth’s sister Bridget born
1482
  • Louis XI of France break the marriage agreement of, between his son Charles of with Elizabeth which upset Elizabeth’s father Edward greatly.
  • 23RD MAY Elizabeth’s sister Mary died
1483
  • 9TH APRIL Elizabeth’s father Edward IV England died now her brother Edward V is King of England.
  • 22ND JUNE Elizabeth’s parents’ marriage was declared invalid
  • 25TH JUNE Elizabeth’s half-brother Richard Grey is executed at Pontefract Castle
  • 6TH JULY The joint coronation of Richard III England  and his Queen consort Anne Neville they are crowned  by  Thomas Bourcheir Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Elizabeth’s brothers, the deposed Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury go missing from the Tower of London and presumed dead.
  • DECEMBER: In a cathedral in Rennes, Henry Tudor swears an oath promising to marry Elizabeth of York.
1484
  • The Act of Titulus Regius is issued in parliament by Richard III England, after Elizabeth’s parents’ marriage is made null and void and consequently their children, including Edward, Richard and Elizabeth, were illegitimate and, therefore, debarred from the throne
  • Elizabeth’s and her sisters, leave  Westminster Abbey and joined the court of Richard III England
1485
1486
  • 18TH JANUARY: Cardinal Thomas Bourcheir, Archbishop of Canterbury, married Henry VII England and Elizabeth
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER: Elizabeth’s son Prince Arthur is born
  • Elizabeth's son prince Arthur,  is christened in Winchester Cathedral
  • Initially prince Arthur was put into the care of women and his nursery at Farnham. This was headed by Dame Elizabeth Darcy.
1487
  • 25TH NOVEMBER, Elizabeth’s crowned queen of England on saint Catherine’s day. Elizabeth’s mother was not present at her coronation. Henry VII and his mother Margaret, the Countess of Richmond, watched the event from a private spot.Elizabeth was crowned by John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • DECEMBER: Elizabeth sister Cecily married for a second time to john (de) Welles, 1st Viscount Welles, a uncle of Henry VII England,
1488
  • MARCH: The Spanish ambassador at the English court, Roderigo de Puebla, was instructed to offer Henry a deal. The proposed treaty included the agreement that Henry's eldest son, Arthur, should marry Catherine of Aragon in return for an undertaking by Henry to declare war on France. Henry enthusiastically "showed off his nineteen-month-old son, first dressed in cloth of gold and then stripped naked, so they could see he had no deformity."
1489
  • The Treaty of Medina del Campo was signed. The Treaty of Medina del Campo was an agreement between England and the nascent Spain. Its provisions accomplished three goals: the establishment of a common policy for the two countries regarding France, the reduction of tariffs between the two countries, and, most centrally, the arrangement of a marriage contract between Arthur Tudor, eldest son of Henry VII of England, and Catherine of Aragon.
  • 28TH NOVEMBER Elizabeth’s daughter Margaret Tudor born, and Elizabeth’s mother Elizabeth Woodville is present at the birth,
  • Elizabeth Tilney, CoHenryuntess of Surrey, who was one of Elizabeth’s ladies-in -waiting stands as godmother, to the princess Margaret at st. Margaret’s church, Westminster
1491
  • 28TH JUNE Elizabeth’s son Henry, born, future Henry VIII England
1492
  • 8TH JUNE Elizabeth’s mother Elizabeth Woodville died at Abbey of Bermonsey. Elizabeth did not attend her mothers funeral.
  • 2ND JULY  Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth is born.
1495
  • 14TH SEPTEMBER:Elizabeth’s daughter Elizabeth died ages 3years of age.
  • OCTOBER: Elizabeth sister Catherine of York married William Courtenay, 1st earl of Devon
1496
  • 18TH MARCH Elizabeth’s daughter, Mary is born, the future Mary Tudor Queen France
1498
  • Elizabeth’s son Edmund born
1499
  • Elizabeth’s son Edmund died
  • 23RD NOVEMBER Perkin Warbeck is executed at Tyburn, and his wife Catherine Gordon joins Elizabeth’s household
1501
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER: Elizabeth's half-brother Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset died
  • 14TH NOVEMBER, Elizabeth’s son prince Arthur married Catherine of Aragon. The Newley married couple spent the first month of their marriage at Tickenhill Manor
1502
  • 2ND APRIL: Elizabeth’s son prince Arthur died at the age of fifteen years old. at Ludlow Castle
  • 4TH APRIL: Elizabeth is told by Henry in his bedchamber of the news of their son’s death. Once Elizabeth leaves the room, she collapses and broken with grief
  • 25TH APRIL: The funeral of Elizabeth’s son prince Arthur, Thomas Howard, the Earl of Surrey is chief mourner at the funeral
1503
  • 25TH JANUARY Elizabeth’s daughter Margaret married by proxy to at Westminster to James IV Scotland.
  • 2ND FEBRUARY Elizabeth’s daughter Katherine is born.
  • 10TH FEBRUARY Elizabeth’s daughter Katherine died
  • 11TH FEBRUARY Elizabeth died of post-partum infection, in the tower of London at the age of thirty-seven years old.
Elizabeth was buried, on the 24th February 1503, Westminster Abbey, London, England

EXTRA FACTS ON ELIZABETH OF YORK

  • Elizabeth Plantagenet was Queen consort to Henry VII of England for seventeen years.
 
  • Elizabeth was from the royal House of York.
 
  • Two of Elizabeth’s brothers were the Princes that went missing in the Tower of London, in the summer of 1483.
 
  • The children's nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence" is said to be about Elizabeth of York. While her husband is the king in the same thyme who was counting out his money
 
  • Elizabeth of York's Motto was “Humble and Reverent”.
 
  • The Lady Catherine Gordon, who was the wife of Perkin Warbeck, (Yorkist pretender) became one of Elizabeth’s Favorite lady in waiting. Lady Catherine was the "Chief Mourner" at the funeral of Elizabeth in February 1503.
 
  • Elizabeth was Known for beauty, inheriting her parents' fair complexion. All other Tudor monarchs inherited her reddish gold hair and the trait became synonymous with the dynasty.
 
  • It was rumoured that Richard the III England had intended to marry Elizabeth when his wife was close to the grave and even once said in a letter that had been uncovered, revealing how Elizabeth submitted herself to him. However, there is no strong evidence of this.
 
  • Elizabeth was the First cousin to the lady Margaret Pole and Edward 17th Earl of Warwick, the last Plantagenet's.
 
  • Elizabeth Darcy, who had been in charge of Elizabeth and her sibling’s royal nursery, also had the job of being in charge of Elizabeth’s son Prince Arthur’s nursery.
 
 
 
  • Elizabeth’s marriage to Henry Tudor brought the union of the Houses of York and Lancaster
 
  • Elizabeth’s sister Anne was the lady in waiting to her and also carried the Chrisom at her son Arthur's christening and her daughter Margaret’s christening
 
  • When Catherine of Aragon joined the English court, she was encouraged to speak French or Latin, as Spanish was not language spoken at court. Elizabeth also suggested she accustom herself to drink wine, as the water in England was not drinkable.

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