The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family

The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family by Susan Higginbotham Read Free Book Online

Book: The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family by Susan Higginbotham Read Free Book Online
Authors: Susan Higginbotham
(Heritage Images)

     
Portrait of Edward IV. (Heritage Images)

     
Manuscript illustration of Elizabeth Woodville commemorating her membership in the Fraternity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of the Skinner’s Company of London. (Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library)

     
Stained glass at Canterbury Cathedral depicting Edward IV and his edlest son, the future Edward V. (Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library)

     
Stained glass at Canterbury Cathedral depicting Elizabeth Woodville and her daughters Elizabeth, Cecily and Anne. (Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library)

     
Stained glass at Little Malvern Priory depicting the future Edward V, dated 1480–82. (Adrian Fletcher, www.paradoxplace.com )

     
Stained glass at Little Malvern Priory depicting four of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville’s daughters, dated 1480–82. (Adrian Fletcher, www.paradoxplace.com )

     
Presentation portrait showing a kneeling Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers giving his translation of The Dicts and Sayings of the Philosophers to Edward IV. (Lambeth Palace Library, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library)

     
Flyleaf from Harleian MS 4431, a manuscript of the works of Christine de Pizan signed by Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, her son Anthony, Earl Rivers, and Louis de Bruges. Anthony’s motto Nulle la Vaut survives only here. Livia Visser-Fuchs has suggested it menas ‘nobody is as worthy as she’. (British Library)

     
Gatehouse of Carisbrooke Castle. Anthony, Earl Rivers was its constable. Edward Woodville was later granted the castle by Henry VII. (Chris Moncrieff / Dreamstime.com)

     
Victorian stained glass at Cardiff Castle representing Katherine Woodville, Duchess of Bedford and Buckingham, and her second husband, Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford. (Wendy Marshall)

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    First published in 2013

    The History Press
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