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Biography of Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488

1433 John Duke of Bedford marries Jacquetta Luxemburg

1464 Marriage of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

1465 Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

1467 Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

1469 Execution of the Woodvilles

1472 Death of Jacquetta of Luxenbourg

1483 Edward Woodville puts to sea taking the Royal Treasure

1483 Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

1483 Disappearance of the Princes in the Tower

1485 Battle of Bosworth

1486 Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

1487 Battle of Stoke Field

1488 Siege of Loja

1488 Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier


Family Trees

Royal Ancestry

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

John Duke of Bedford marries Jacquetta Luxemburg

On 22 Apr 1433 John Duke Bedford (43) and Jacquetta Luxemburg (18) were married at Thérouanne. [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (18) by marriage Duchess Bedford (2C 1433). The marriage caused a rift with Philip "Good" Duke Burgundy (36), John's late wife's brother, who regarded the marriage, some five months after his sister's death, as an insult to her memory. There was no issue from the marriage with John dying a year and a half later.

Before 1437 [his father] Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 were married.

On 09 May 1448 [his father] Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (43) was created 1st Baron Rivers (2C 1448). [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (33) by marriage Baroness Rivers (2C 1448).

Around 1454 John Grey 1432-1461 (22) and [his sister] Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (17) were married.

Marriage of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

Around May 1464 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (22) and [his sister] Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (27) were married at Grafton Regis. [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (49), Elizabeth's mother, being the only witness. .

Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

On 26 May 1465 [his sister] Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned 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), [his brother] Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) and [his brother] Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (12) were appointed Knight of the Bath. .

In 1466 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1454-1483 (11) and [his sister] Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (8) were married. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (8) by marriage Duchess of Buckingham (1C 1444).

Before Mar 1466 [his father] Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 was created 1st Earl Rivers (1C 1466).

Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 05 Jun 1467 the challenger Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 travelled to London and was conveyed to Ely Palace, Camden by John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40). .

On 11 Jun 1467 the fighting on horseback took place witnessed by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25). John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) was Master of the Ceremonies accompanied by John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (42). The day ended with the Bastard's (46) horse having being accidentally fatally injured by Lord Scales' saddle. .

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) ...
[his father] Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (64) was beheaded. His son [his brother] Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (29) succeeded 2nd Earl Rivers (1C 1466).
John Woodville 1445-1469 (24) was beheaded.

Death of Jacquetta of Luxenbourg

On 30 May 1472 [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (57) died. Not known where she was buried.

In 1475 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 was created as Knight of the Bath.

In 1483 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 travelled to Brittany.

Edward Woodville puts to sea taking the Royal Treasure

On 26 Apr 1483 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 put to sea with around twenty ships taking a part of the Royal treasure with him eventually arriving in Brittany. .

Execution of the Woodvilles and their Affinity

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

Disappearance of the Princes in the Tower

Around Aug 1483 [his nephew] Edward V King England 1470- (12) and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury 1st Duke York 1473- disappeared, presumably killed, from the Tower of London. Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 (5) reports, sometime after the event, that Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) requested Robert Brackenbury -1485 undertake the murder of the children. Upon Brackenbury's refusal Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) instructed Robert Brackenbury -1485 give the keys to the Tower to James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (28) who would then undertake the task. .

Around 23 Jun 1484 [his brother] Lionel Woodville Bishop of Salisbury 1447-1484 (37) died.

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (32) was killed during the Battle of Bosworth. His second-cousin once-removed Henry Tudor (28) succeeded VII King England and Ireland: Tudor.
Those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485 (35)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (43)
Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (35)
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (20)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50)
John Wingfield -1509
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1459-1509 (26)
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1449-1525 (36)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (47)
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (34)
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495 (50)
Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (52)
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (38)
William Brandon 1456-1485 (29) was killed
James Harrington 1430-1485 (55) was killed
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60) was killed. His son Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) succeeded 13th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283), 14th Baron Segrave (2C 1295). Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 (40) by marriage Baroness Mowbray (1C 1283), Baron Segrave (2C 1295).
John Sacheverell 1400-1485 (85) was killed
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath -1486,
William Norreys 1441-1507 (44), Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517 (33), John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (42) and John Savage 1444-1492 commanded,
Robert Poyntz 1450-1520 (35) was knighted.
Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (47)
John Conyers Sheriff of Yorkshire 1411-1490 (74)
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (17)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59)
Richard Fitzhugh 6th Baron Fitzhugh 1457-1487 (28)
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (48)
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham 1459-1493 (26)
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor 1435-1496 (50)
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (68)
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (29)
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23)
Humphrey Stafford 1426-1486 (59)
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (17)
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (29) fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1459-1526 (26) was captured.
John Babington 1423-1485 (62), William Alington 1420-1485, Robert Mortimer 1442-1485, Robert Brackenbury -1485, Richard Ratclyffe 1430-1485 and Richard Bagot 1412-1485 were killed.

On 07 Nov 1485 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (54) and [his sister] Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) were married. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) by marriage Countess Pembroke (7C 1452).

Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

On 18 Jan 1486 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (28) and [his niece] Elizabeth, Edward IV's eldest daughter (19) were married (he was her third-cousin) at Westminster Abbey.

Battle of Stoke Field

On 16 Jun 1487 a Lancastrian army defeated a Yorkist army at the Battle of Stoke Field; considered by many to be the last battle of the Wars of the Roses.
The Lancastrian army of Henry Tudor comprised:
John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (55)
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (19)
Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (36)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (45)
John Mordaunt 1455-1504 (31)
Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape 1468-1530 (19)
William Norreys 1441-1507 (46)
Edward Norreys 1464-1487 (23) wounded
John Paston 1444-1504 (43)
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 (27)
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Thomas Lovell 1478-1524 (8), knighted.
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (40).
The Yorksists John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (25),Thomas Fitzgerald 1458-1487 and Martin Schwartz -1487 were killed. Lambert Simnel 1477- fought and was captured. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (31) fought and escaped.

In 1488 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 was appointed 235th Knight of the Garter by Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (30).

Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

On 28 Jul 1488 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 was killed during the Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier.

Siege of Loja

On 28 Jul 1488 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 fought at Loja during the Siege of Loja.

On 24 Jan 1496 Richard Wingfield 1469-1525 (27) and [his sister] Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (38) were married.

Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 was born to [his father] Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and [his mother] Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472.

[his brother] 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: Jeanne Sabran

Descendants Family Trees:

Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Æthelwulf 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

Royal Descendants

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 4 GrandFather: Humphrey Beauchamp 1253-1317

Great x 3 GrandMother: Idonea Lisle 1293-1359

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Lisle

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

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

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

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

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

Great x 4 GrandFather: Waleran Luxemburg -1338 6 x Great Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

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

Great x 4 GrandFather: Guy of Dampierre-Richebourg 1292-1345 6 x Great Grandson of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 2 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 2 x Great 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 4 GrandFather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint-Pol 1254-1317 3 x Great Grandson of Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 4 GrandMother: Marie Capet 1268-1339 Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

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

Great x 4 GrandFather: Jean Fiennes 1280-1340 4 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isabelle Dampierre -1323 5 x Great Granddaughter of William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-

Great x 2 GrandFather: Louis Count of Enghien -1394

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

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

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

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

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

Great x 4 GrandFather: Romano Orsini 1268-1327

Great x 4 GrandMother: Anastasia Montfort 1274- Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran