Elizabeth Vudvill – the queen of England. The end of its destiny – the end of a dynasty of Yorkshire terriers?
Opening any book on stories, I first of all look through information on private life of the monarch. Hostilities, revolutions and intrigues are interesting to someone. And to someone – the love relations and palace intrigues with maids of honor of the queen or simply petty intrigues from which something grows bigger.
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Recently on eyes the historical series «White queen» which tells about time of board of king Edward IV got to me, in detail narrate about War of the Scarlet and White rose. The dangerous opponent – Margaret Bofor, mother of future king, the founder of a dynasty – Henry VII Tudor, was capable of everything for the sake of the benefit of the son. Despite all difficulties which should be tested during civil war to Edward, near it long time there was his spouse, the queen of England – Elizabeth Vudvill. It not only as the model of a wife but also as the loyal friend supported the king in a hard time.
The love reigning between regal spouses, did not prevent the king to have mistresses, and the most known among them – Jane Shor. In series from the first series we see Elizabeth when it already lost the husband and brings up two children. And what was before? How she lived and what felt till the first marriage? Parents and family
Future queen of England was born approximately in 1437 and as many historians assume, in October. Elizabeth became Richard Vudvill and Zhaketta Lyuksemburgskoy’s first child. In due time this marriage shocked English society, after all Richard was the simple knight, even despite noble, however not too rich situation in society.
Richard met the future spouse when was on service at John Lankastera. For the first time the Jacket it was married in 1433 at the age of 17 years. The spouse Jackets was much more senior than it. The duke had big problems with health, why subsequently died in 1435. The young woman became a widow at the age of 19 years. From the duke it had no children, and in a reminder that it after all was married, it managed an impressive condition.
Jacket made the decision to marry for Richard, but, as well as any other submitted his Majesties, it should obtain permit for the following marriage. However, without having waited permissions of the king, young people secretly got married in 1437. Scandal, because of that that the girl who had such high situation at court rose, chose to itself in the spouse the man who is not suitable it on a rank. Young spouses were fined some sum of money, but in October of the same year it was returned to them.
Passed some time, and the young pair began to prosper. Certainly, here it is necessary to tell thanks to Zhaketta’s relatives which had favor of the king and his family. Despite marriage without monarchical permission, the girl kept the title of the duchess. Richard whom did not want to humiliate in the opinion of the wife, in turn, allocated with several military titles. The family Vudvillov was honored to accompany Margarita Anzhuyskuyu for marriage with Henry VI. After such travel between families even more cordial relations were entered into, and in 1448 Richard Vudvill received a title of the baron Riversa that allowed their future children grow in the atmosphere of privileges.
Certainly, after receiving a title Zhaketta could count on worthy party for the oldest daughter. Approximately in 1452 Elizabeth was married to John Greya. As well as first marriage of her mother, Elizabeth’s marriage ended tragically. Her spouse was lost in fight at Saint Albans in 1461. John Grey was a supporter Lankasterov. Elizabeth remained one, with two sons. Marriage with the king of England
It is precisely not known, when Edward and Elizabeth’s wedding took place, though there is a version that there was it on May 1, 1464, in a family estate Vudvill. As witnesses on wedding there was mother of the bride and two servants. Elizabeth Vudvill was crowned on May 26, 1465.
At court spoke much and reproached the queen for her first matrimony. All knew that Elizabeth’s first spouse was a supporter Lankasterov, and her second spouse – from party of Yorkshire terriers. But Elizabeth did not pay attention to a gossip and always went on life and on a royal yard with highly lifted head.
After crowning the new queen brought with itself to a yard of the brothers and sisters. Having put a large quantity of efforts, her relatives became related with the most known families of England.
All life near Edward there was his cousin Richard Nevill, the columns Warwick. After the introduction on a throne to Edward support of other monarchs was required, and the most successful decision was to marry Edward to the princess of one of numerous and influential royal houses of Europe. Just at this time the columns Warwick started to carry on negotiations with France. But after Edward’s announcement of his marriage on Elizabeth Uorik it was angered and offended and changed the relation to the last. Privy Council as well as Warwick, badly responded about the spouse of the king.
After frank hostility of relatives of Elizabeth, and especially her brother Anthony, Warwick enters into alliance with the son-in-law, the younger brother of the king, duke Clarence. The columns Warwick and duke Clarence by means of small army managed twice to lift revolt, but after the failed attempt of capture of a throne were compelled to run to France. There the union which nobody expected was created. The columns Warwick concluded the alliance with Margarita Anzhuyskoy and even helped to plant on a throne of the spouse of Margarita, Henry. But in 1470 Edward huge efforts won a victory on Warwick and restored the rights to a throne. Henry was killed.
During this difficult period when all turned away from it, and the spouse was in hiding, Elizabeth carried one more child. To which gave birth, being in a shelter in Westminster abbey. She gave birth to ten more children to the king among which there was tragicly known duke of York, Richard. It shortly joined the big brother as one of hostages. After a while they became known as «Princes in the Tower». Elizabeth lost some children: George and Margaret died in the childhood, and Maria died at the age of 14 years.
Elizabeth again remained one, after Edward’s sudden death, in April, 1483. Within 63 days she was the Queen mother while her son Edward V was a king, and his uncle, the duke Glostersky, was the lord protector. Being afraid of power capture from outside Vudvillov, the duke Glostersky ordered to fling in prison Elizabeth’s children from first marriage, and the young king to transport in the Tower. Elizabeth with remained children appeared again thrown and was compelled to look for a shelter. Queen mother
The duke Gloucester which wanted to sit down itself on a throne, executed the arrested sons and Elizabeth’s brother. The parliament declared children of the king and the queen illegal, and their marriage union nullified on the basis of that, allegedly, during a marriage with Elizabeth Edward was affianced to other woman. And at that time such contracts had huge validity and violation them did not lead to anything good.
Thanks to cunning manipulations, the duke Glostersky became the following king of England – Richard III. The young king whom sent in the Tower allegedly to wait crownings, more nobody saw, as well as his brother.
After such turn of events Elizabeth lost the title, its began to call the lady Heat. Thus it did not stop fight and built plot for the purpose of release of the sons. However her hopes failed after the shocking statement of duke Bekingem. He admitted to the former queen that princes are killed.
To revenge Richard, Elizabeth together with duke Bekingem enters plot with the enemy Margaret Bofort and becomes Henry’s supporter – as heir-at-law of an English throne. For strengthening of the power and proofs from Elizabeth that their union will be strong and any of its parties will not betray another, Elizabeth and Edward’s daughter – Elizabeth who has become after death of the big brothers the successor of the house of Yorkshire terriers, should marry Henry. Richard – the king of England, the union with Tyudorami
Having become the king, Richard deprived Elizabeth of all lands which got to it after Edward’s death. Elizabeth with the daughters leaves again a shelter. After wanderings the former queen and her family returned to a yard. After death of the spouse of king Richard Anna Nevill in the people and at court there were hearings that Richard wants to marry the niece, but the monarch acted with a denial.
In 1485 Henry Tudor with the army interferes in England and wins Richard fight at Bosworth. Having become the king of England, Henry, as well as promised, marries Elizabeth Yorkskoy and appropriates to Elizabeth Vudvill a title and honors of the Queen mother.
To some extent justice triumphed, Elizabeth achieved desirable result, but sons to it it, of course, did not return.
After numerous wanderings and strokes of bad luck Elizabeth became religious and moved away from a yard. The last five years it carried out in abbey of Bermondzi. It had respect both in abbey, and beyond its limits. There the days the Queen mother of England – also finished on June 8, 1492. Elizabeth’s last will was only in one: she wanted modest ceremony of farewell, without any grandiosity. Elizabeth Vudvill was buried in Sacred George’s chapel in the Windsor Castle, near the second spouse.