Elizabeth of York

About Elizabeth of York

Who is it?: Queen Consort of England
Birth Day: February 11, 1466
Birth Place: Westminster Palace, London, England, British
Tenure: 18 January 1486 – 11 February 1503
Coronation: 25 November 1487
Burial: 24 February 1503 Westminster Abbey, London, England
Spouse: Henry VII of England (m. 1486)
Issue more...: Arthur, Prince of Wales Margaret, Queen of Scots Henry VIII, King of England Mary, Queen of France
House: York
Father: Edward IV of England
Mother: Elizabeth Woodville
Religion: Roman Catholicism

Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York was born on February 11, 1466 in Westminster Palace, London, England, British, is Queen Consort of England. Elizabeth of York was the wife of Henry VII and the first Tudor queen. Daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth of York was born amidst the ultimate chaos in medieval England in the year 1466. She was a kind woman and led a happy and peaceful life, right until the death of her father, which triggered the ultimate struggle for the throne and culminated with her uncle Richard III taking the throne, of which Elizabeth’s brother Edward was the rightful heir. The struggle for the throne was far from over and Richard’s reign didn’t last very long as he was defeated by Henry Tudor of House Lancaster. By then, almost all the members of the York house were either dead or had disappeared and Elizabeth remained the last child, and as a way of establishing peace between the two houses, she was married to Henry Tudor, better known in history as King Henry VII. The war ended and somehow, peace found its way into the kingdom and Elizabeth gave birth to eight of Henry’s children, of which only survived past childbirth. Elizabeth was known as a beautiful and kind woman and the subjects loved her; a difficult feat for a royalty in those chaotic times.
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As per our current Database, Elizabeth of York has been died on 11 February 1503(1503-02-11) (aged 37)\nTower of London, London, England.

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When Elizabeth of York die, Elizabeth of York was 37 years old.

Popular As Elizabeth of York
Occupation Historical Personalities
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 11, 1466 (Westminster Palace, London, England, British)
Birthday February 11
Town/City Westminster Palace, London, England, British
Nationality British

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Elizabeth of York’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Elizabeth of York was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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On 14 November 1501, Elizabeth of York's 15-year-old son Arthur married Catherine Of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. The pair were sent to Ludlow Castle, the traditional residence of the Prince of Wales. Arthur died in April 1502. The news of Arthur's death caused Henry VII to break down in grief, as much in fear for his dynasty as in mourning for his son. Elizabeth comforted him, telling him that he was the only child of his mother but had survived to become king, that God had left him with a son and two daughters, and that they were both young enough to have more children.


Her marriage seems to have been successful, though her eldest son Arthur, Prince of Wales, died at age 15 in 1502, and three other children died young. She seems to have played little part in politics. Her surviving children became a king of England and queens of France and Scotland; it is through the Scottish Stuart dynasty that her many modern royal descendants trace their descent from her.


The Tower of London was abandoned as a royal residence, evidenced by the lack of records of it being used by the royal family or Henry Tudor after 1503. All Future births in the reign of Elizabeth's son, Henry VIII, took place in palaces.


In 2012, the Vaux Passional, an illuminated manuscript that was once the property of Henry VII, was rediscovered in the National Library of Wales. It depicts the aftermath of Elizabeth's death vividly. Henry VII is shown receiving the book containing the manuscript in mourning robes with a doleful expression on his face. In the background, behind their father, are the late queen's daughters, Mary and Margaret, in black veils. An 11-year-old King Henry VIII's red head is shown weeping into the sheets of his mother's empty bed.


Henry VII entertained thoughts of remarriage to renew the alliance with Spain — Joanna, Dowager Queen of Naples (niece of Ferdinand II of Aragon), Joanna, Queen of Castile (daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella), and Margaret, Dowager Duchess of Savoy (sister-in-law of Joanna of Castile), were all considered — but he died a widower in 1509. Annually on her death day, he decreed a requiem mass be sung, the bells be tolled, and 100 candles be lit in her honour.


Elizabeth of York was born at the Palace of Westminster as the eldest child of King Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Her christening was celebrated at Westminster Abbey, sponsored by her grandmothers Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. Her third sponsor was her cousin Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick.

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