Portraits of a Queen: Elizabeth of York

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Portraits of a Queen: Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth Plantagenet was the oldest child and daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (Wydville). She was considered very beautiful and had been promised in marriage a few times before her mother and Margaret Beaufort arranged her marriage with Henry Tudor. The marriage would inevitably end the Wars of the Roses and bring together the House of York and Lancaster.

As queen consort, Elizabeth brought forth one of the most memorable dynasties in English history – she, of course, gave birth to the future Henry VIII. Her daughter Margaret married the Scottish King James IV, and her descendants still live on today through the current monarch – Elizabeth II.

unknown artist; Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen Consort of Henry VII; Trinity College, University of Cambridge; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14661503-queen-consort-of-henry-vii-134829
unknown artist; Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen Consort of Henry VII; Trinity College, University of Cambridge; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14661503-queen-consort-of-henry-vii-134829

 

ca. 1825 — This illustration was published in . — Image by © Stapleton Collection/Corbis

 

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Portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503);16th Century English School – Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.

 

unknown artist; Elizabeth of York; National Portrait Gallery, London; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-158157
unknown artist; Elizabeth of York; National Portrait Gallery, London; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-158157

 

British (English) School; Elizabeth of York (1465/1466-1503), Holding the Yorkist White Rose; National Trust, Dunham Massey; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-146514661503-holding-the-yorkist-white-rose-130730
British (English) School; Elizabeth of York (1465/1466-1503), Holding the Yorkist White Rose; National Trust, Dunham Massey; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-146514661503-holding-the-yorkist-white-rose-130730

 

British (English) School; Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen Consort of Henry VII; National Trust, Anglesey Abbey; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14661503-queen-consort-of-henry-vii-169934
British (English) School; Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen Consort of Henry VII; National Trust, Anglesey Abbey; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14661503-queen-consort-of-henry-vii-169934

 

 

Alexander, Cosmo; Elizabeth of York; The National Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge Estate; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-197159
Alexander, Cosmo; Elizabeth of York; The National Trust for Scotland, Mar Lodge Estate; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-197159

 

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Elizabeth of York by William Thomas Fry

 

unknown artist; Elizabeth of York (1465-1503); Christ Church, University of Oxford; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14651503-229294
unknown artist; Elizabeth of York (1465-1503); Christ Church, University of Oxford; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/elizabeth-of-york-14651503-229294

 

Burchett, Richard; Eliz.th of York (Elizabeth of York); Parliamentary Art Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/eliz-th-of-york-elizabeth-of-york-213744
Burchett, Richard; Eliz.th of York (Elizabeth of York); Parliamentary Art Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/eliz-th-of-york-elizabeth-of-york-213744

 

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credit unknown

 

(c) National Trust, Nostell Priory; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) National Trust, Nostell Priory; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Other images:

van Leemput, Remi; Henry VII (1457-1509), Queen Elizabeth (of York) (1466-1503), Henry VIII (1491-1547), Queen Jane Seymour (1509-1537), and Edward VI (1537-1553), as Prince of Wales; National Trust, Petworth House; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/henry-vii-14571509-queen-elizabeth-of-york-14661503-henry-viii-14911547-queen-jane-seymour-15091537-and-edward-vi-15371553-as-prince-of-wales-219567
van Leemput, Remi; Henry VII (1457-1509), Queen Elizabeth (of York) (1466-1503), Henry VIII (1491-1547), Queen Jane Seymour (1509-1537), and Edward VI (1537-1553), as Prince of Wales; National Trust, Petworth House; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/henry-vii-14571509-queen-elizabeth-of-york-14661503-henry-viii-14911547-queen-jane-seymour-15091537-and-edward-vi-15371553-as-prince-of-wales-219567

 

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Funeral Effigy of Elizabeth of York

 

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Funeral Effigy of Elizabeth of York

 

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Funeral Effigy of Elizabeth of York

 

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Effigies of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York on their tomb in Westminster Abbey

 

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Elizabeth of York has been immortalized on decks of playing cards throughout English history as the ‘Queen of Hearts’, holding a Tudor Rose.


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