Elizabeth Woodville: Mother of the Princes in the Tower

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This is the first new account of Elizabeth's life for over fifty years and David Baldwin sets out to reveal the true story of this complex and intriguing woman. Hers was certainly a dramatic life with dizzying reversals of fortune; from poverty in 1461 to queenship in 1464, followed by deposition, restoration, and conflicts with Richard III and Henry VII before spending her final years in religious seclusion. There is also the issue of her two sons, the infamous 'Princes in the Tower', and the controversy ...

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Overview

This is the first new account of Elizabeth's life for over fifty years and David Baldwin sets out to reveal the true story of this complex and intriguing woman. Hers was certainly a dramatic life with dizzying reversals of fortune; from poverty in 1461 to queenship in 1464, followed by deposition, restoration, and conflicts with Richard III and Henry VII before spending her final years in religious seclusion. There is also the issue of her two sons, the infamous 'Princes in the Tower', and the controversy surrounding their disappearance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750938860
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 351,455
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


David Baldwin is a medieval historian who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years. His historical research has focused on the great medieval families in the Midlands and he has contributed articles to historical journals and lectured regularly to societies and conferences in this field. He is the author of six books, The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, The Queen and the King's Mother, The Lost Prince: The Survival of Richard of York, Robin Hood: The English Outlaw Unmasked, Stoke Field: The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses, and The Kingmaker's Sisters. He lives in Leicester.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Genealogical Tables
Introduction
1 Elizabeth's Early Life 1
2 Elizabeth's First Years as Queen 23
3 Disaster and Recovery 39
4 A New Beginning 55
5 Elizabeth the Queen 70
6 The Last Years of King Edward 86
7 Elizabeth and Richard III 101
8 Elizabeth and Henry VII 118
9 Elizabeth's Reputation 138
Epilogue: A House of Queens 150
App. 1 Memorials of Queen Elizabeth and the Woodville Family 157
App. 2 The Woodvilles and Witchcraft 163
App. 3 Elizabeth Woodville's 'Diary' 168
App. 4 Elizabeth and Jocelyn of Hardwick 173
App. 5 Was John Gunthorpe, Elizabeth's Secretary, the Author of the 'Second Continuation' of the Croyland Chronicle? 176
App. 6 The Fate of the Princes in the Tower 182
App. 7 The End of the Hastings-Grey/Woodville Quarrel 188
Notes and References 197
Bibliography 226
Index 233
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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    author did a good job with getting the facts together

    author did a good job with getting the facts together

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