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Biography of Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483

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1460 Battle of Sandwich

1465 Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

1467 Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

1469 Execution of the Woodvilles

1476 Reburial of Richard and Edmund of York

1483 Richard III's Dinner with the Woodvilles

1483 Arrest of the Woodville Affinity

1483 Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

1483 Edward V leaves Ludlow


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Around 1440 Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (35) and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (25)

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

In 1446 Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (6) was appointed 199th Knight Garter: Edward IV

Battle of Sandwich

On 15 Jan 1460 Yorkist forces commanded by John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham 1433-1501 (27) and Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (32) raided Sandwich capturing a number of Lancastrian ships.In addition, the Woodville family: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (55) , his wife Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (45) and their son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (20) were captured.

Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (47) at Westminster Abbey . Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (23) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (12) were appointed Knight of the Bath . .

Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 29 May 1467 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 (46) met at Chelsea. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (36) , Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex 1404-1483 (63) , Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (12) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (27) , James Douglas 9th Earl Douglas, 3rd Earl Avondale 1426-1488 (41) and Thomas Montgomery -1495 accompanied Edward.

Execution of the Woodvilles

On 12 Aug 1469 Woodvilles father and son were beheaded at Kenilworth Castle by supporters of Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (41) ...
Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) was beheaded . His son Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (29) succeeded as 2nd Earl Rivers (1C 1466) .
John Woodville 1445-1469 (24) was beheaded .

On 30 May 1472 Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (57) died .

On 02 Sep 1473 Elizabeth Scales Countess Rivers -1473 died .

Reburial of Richard and Edmund of York

On 29 Jul 1476 Edward I's paternal grand-father Edward of York , his father Richard of York and and his younger brother Edmund were reburied at St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay in a ceremony attended by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (34) , George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (26) , Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (21) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (45) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (36) .

Edward V leaves Ludlow

On 23 Apr 1483 Edward V King England 1470- left Ludlow, Shropshire with his uncle Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) .

Richard III's Dinner with the Woodvilles

On 30 Apr 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) met Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26) and Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire who were accompanying Edward V King England 1470- to from Ludlow to London.All three had dinner together.

Arrest of the Woodville Affinity

On 01 May 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) arrested Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) and Thomas Vaughan Master 1410-1483 (73) at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire . Edward V King England 1470- was taken under his uncle Richard's Protection to London.

Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

On 25 Jun 1483 supporters of the Woodviles were executed at Pontefract Castle ...
Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded . His brother Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) succeeded as 3rd Earl Rivers (1C 1466) .
Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26) and Thomas Vaughan (73) were beheaded .

14 Aug 1483 Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) was appointed Chief Butler of England . Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476-1485 . Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) . Westminster .Grant for life to the king's kinsman Francis Lovell (27) , knight, viscount Lovel, the king's chamberlain, of the office of Chief Butler of England , void by the death of Anthony, late earl Rivers , receiving fees of 100l yearly from the customs and prises of wines and other issues of his office, with all other profits.By p.s.

Margaret Woodville was born illegitimately to Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 and Gwenllian Stradling 1442-1475

Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 and Elizabeth Scales Countess Rivers -1473 were married . Elizabeth Scales Countess Rivers -1473 by marriage Countess Rivers (1C 1466) . Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 by marriage Baron Scales

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Woodville

Maternal Family Tree: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430

Descendants Family Trees:

Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137

Ancestry

Father: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469


GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441


Great GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403


GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448


Great GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-


Great GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396


Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp 1290-1338


Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359


Mother: Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397 Great x 3 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 2 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371 Great x 8 Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 7 Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 3 GrandMother: Alix Dampierre 1322-1346 Great x 7 Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 Great x 2 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol 1292-1344 Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes 1307-1353 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-


GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422


Great GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count 1331-1399 Great x 3 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count 1295-1345 Great x 2 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo


Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran