RICHARD WOODVILLE

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON RICHARD WOODVILLE. RICHARD WOODVILLE WAS FATHER TO QUEEN CONSORT ELIZABETH WOODVILLE. GRANDFATHER TO FUTURE QUEEN CONSORT ELIZABETH OF YORK AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER THE FUTURE HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND.

TIME-LINE OF  RICHARD WOODVILLE

 
1405
  • Richard Woodville was born in Maidstone in Kent, he was the son of Richard Wydeville and Joan Bittelsgate
1409
  • Joan Woodville Richard’s younger sister is born.
1413
  • 20TH MARCH  Henry IV of England is dead and now Henry V is king of England.
1416
  • Jacquetta of Luxembourg Richard’s wife is born
1422
  • 31ST AUGUST  Henry V of England is dead and now his infant sin Henry VI as King of England
1426
  • Richard’ received a knighthood on the Sunday of Whitsuntide at Leicester
1427
  • Richard Woodville, Richard’s father is captain of Calais
1429
  • Richard’s sister Joan Woodville married William Haute
1433
  • Richard Woodville, Richard’s father is sheriff of Kent
  • Richard served in France
  • 22ND APRIL: Jacquetta of Luxembourg, married Richard’s master John of Lancaster.
1535
  • 15TH SEPTEMBER: Richard’s master John of Lancaster died at Rouen.
1436
  • Richard who is now the late Duke's John of Lancaster’s chamberlain, was commissioned by Henry VI of England to bring Bedford’s young widow to England. during the journey, the couple fell in love
  • Richard served under William De La Pole, Duke of Suffolk
1437
  • MARCH: Richard married Jacquetta of Luxemburg in secret. on learning of the marriage, Henry VI refused to audience with them, they were given a fine of £1000
  • Richard’s daughter and future queen consort Elizabeth Woodville is born at Grafton Regis, Northampton-shire
1438
  • Anne Woodville, is born at Grafton Regis, Richard’s daughter
1439
  • Lewis Woodville is born Richard’s son, however, would die in childhood
1440
  • Grafton Lodge  becomes a manor house, Grafton was the home of Richard and his wife Jacquetta and family.
  • Anthony, Richard’s son is born
1444
  • Richard’s father, Sir Richard Wydeville died William  Haute is the executor of his father’s will.
  • Jacquetta, Richard’s daughter is born.
1445
  • John Woodville is born, Richard’s son.
1446
  • Lionel Woodville is born, Richard’s son
1448
  • Joan Bedelgate, Richard’s mother died.
  • 9TH MAY Richard is created baron rivers. by Henry VI of England
1450
  • Richard, was invested as a Knight of the Garter
1451
  • Richard’s daughter Elizabeth Woodville married Sir John Grey of Groby, the heir to the barony Ferrers of Groby.
1453
  • Richard Woodville , Richard’s son is born.
1454
  • Margaret, Richard’s daughter is born.
1455
  • sir Edward Woodville is born Richard’s son
1456
  • Mary Woodville, Richard’s daughter is born
1458
  • Catherine Woodville Richard’s daughter is born.
1459
  • Richard was appointed warden of the Cinque Ports. Richard was stationed at Sandwich to prevent a Yorkist landing. He taken prisoner with his son Anthony to the Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville at Calais. He was, however, released
1460
  • 15TH JANUARY:Battle Of Sandwich. This was between Houses of York and Lancaster: location was at sea, near Sandwich, Kent. Richard is present and is
       Result Yorkist Victory
1461
  • 17TH FEBRUARY: John of Groby, Richard’s son in law is killed at the second Battle Of St Albans. John was fighting for the Lancastrian side.
  • 29TH MARCH Battle Towton. Part of the Wars of the Roses. Richard fought in this battle. Result Decisive Yorkist victory
1462
  • Joan Woodville Richard’s sister died.
1463
  • Richard had become a member of the King’s council.
1464
  • 1ST MAY: Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville in secret with only Jacquetta and other two ladies in attendance) at the Woodville family home in Northamptonshire
1465
  • JANUARY: Richard’s son John, married Catherine Neville, the dowager duchess of Norfolk, the duchess was sixty-five, and John was only nineteen. a match not seen as tasteful.
  • Catherine, Richards’ daughter married Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham; both were still small children
  • 26tTH MAY: The coronation of Elizabeth Woodville as Queen of England, Richard’s daughter
  • John, Richard’s son was created a Knight of the Bath by Edward IV of England.
1466
  • 17TH FEBRUARY Margaret, Richard’s daughter married Thomas Fitz Alan
  • 4TH MARCH: Richard has created earl rivers and appointed lord high treasurer
  • Anne Richard’s daughter becomes one of her sister’s ladies in waiting.
1467
  • JANUARY: Mary Woodville, Richard’s daughter was married to William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  • 15TH AUGUST: Richard’s daughter Anne married William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier
  • 24TH AUGUST: Richard is appointed constable of England
1469
  • Richard and his son John accompanied King Edward IVon a march north, to put down what was thought to be a minor rebellion supporting Edward's brother the Duke of Clarence as the legitimate king.
  • 26TH JULY: Battle Of Edgecote Moor: The battle was between houses of York, and Lancaster, location was by Danes moor in Northamptonshire, England. Richard was present with his son John at this battle and was taken, prisoner.
         Result Rebel Victory                                                    
  • 12TH AUGUST: Richard was executed by beheaded at Kenilworth, along with his second son John Woodville.
Richard Woodville was buried in  Saints Church, Pontefract, Yorkshire,
  • Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers was best remembered as the father of Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville and the maternal grandfather of Edward V and the maternal great-grandfather of Henry VIII.
 
  • Richard would also be a great, great great grandfather to the future nine- day Queen Lady Jane Grey.
 
 
  • Mary queen of Scots is also a great, great, great Grandchild through his granddaughter Queen consort Elizabeth of York.
 
  • Richard’s father, Richard Woodville, was a squire to King Henry V of England.
 
 
  • Richard’s wife Jaquetta, was the widow of Johnof Lancaster, Johnwas the son of Henry IV England, a brother to Henry V England and an uncle to Henry VI. Jaquettawas a descended from Beatrice of England, daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence.
 
  • When Richard, met his wife Jaquetta, he was chamberlain to Johnof Lancaster serving him in France. They married in secret when Richard was escorting her back to England to see Henry VI. The couple were fined for their secret marriage. The marriage was seen as socially unequal and for a time had briefly scandalised the English court
 
  • Richard’s daughter Elizabeth married Edward IV of England. This changed the fortunes of his whole family. Prior to this, they were seen more as a respectable family, now they were rising to Nobility status. This was seen distasteful to the old baronial party, and especially so to the earl of Warwick. Richard Neville. Earl of Warwick set his mind on destroying the Woodville’s. Richard Woodville had large family of fourteen children, and among them was many daughters, allot of the good matches in the kingdom, started going to Richard’s daughters which upset many of the other Noble family’s.

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