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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
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was said, but the ladies came not. After the lords and the ladies had made their offerings, and mass was ended, the Marquis of Dorset paid the funeral expenses." In compliance with the desire expressed in tbe will, the body of Elizabeth Woodville, a Queen whose avarice and ambitious scheming for the aggrandizement of her former husband's children excited tho jealousy of the nobles, and was the chief source of her many troubles and misfortunes, was interred in the tomb of her husband, Edward the Fourth, in St. George's Chapel. On a stone at the foot of the beautiful iron monument, which, as we previously stated, is supposed to be the work of Quintin Matsys, is the following simple inscription in old English: "l&ing GBDmarrj, ahB his (SJuein, Xlïiaïtti QERiÎbillc." The children of Elizabeth Woodville, by King Edward the Fourth, besides two, who died in infancy, were, Edward the Fifth, and Prince Ilichard, both assassinated in the Tower ; Elizabeth, who became the consort of Henry the Seventh; Mary, born in August, 1460, at Windsor, and who died unmarried in May, 1482 ; Cicily, who first saw the light in 1469, was married in 1487 to Lord Wells, and afterward to Thomas Kymbe, and who Hardynge mentions as less fortunate than fair, adding, "that her second husband was an obscure person of mean birth, and but little wealth ;" Ann,who married Lord Howard in 1495 ; Katherine, who in the samo year espoused the Earl of Devonshire ; and Pridgct, who entered the world in 1480, and who, says Speed, " early in life took the habit of religion, and became a nun at Dartford, where she spent her life in holy contemplation, unto the day of her death, in 1517."

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