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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 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 327

ELIZABETH OF YORK, Èir a nf littrq iljî êniuil), CIIAPTEIl Ι, Tudor era—Elizabeths birth—Household—She attends the re-interment of the Duke of York's remains—Takes refuge in sanctuary—Legacy from her father—Betrothment of her brother, Richard—She is contracted to the Dauphin—The contract is broken—Death of her father-—Jler misfortunes—Treaty of marriage with Henry of Richmond—Buckingham conspiracy—She is pronounced illegitimate—Resides again at court, with the Queen of Richard the Third—Plots with Stanley against the usurpe?'—Richmond lands in England—Battle of Bosworth—Richard's evilpresentiments and death. i^^l^^^^w^' ^or'c) opens a new u'^jj^^IPlO reSÌSÌS^^*v land. Hitherto the notices of these il •^5""- —' lustrions ladies have been scanty and difficult to collect, liut with the advancement of the art of printing, our information becomes so abundant, that henceforward our task will be not to glean for materials, but to select from the mass of details, and especially from the cpistolatory and historic records in the English and continental libraries, both public and private, that which alone is necessary to convey to the reader an accurate idea of the character and career of the royal ladies under notice. Although a descendant from the royal line of York, and really the rightful sovereign, Elizabeth, to .give peace to her bleeding country, by blending the rival roses, condescended to accept the crown matrimonial as the consort of Henry the Seventh, the first monarch of tho Tudor dynasty. She was born at Westminster, and on the eleventh of February, 1465, and nursed at the palace of Shone. A presentiment, that on his death she would succeed to his crown, induced her father, Edward the Fourth, to celebrate her christening with extraordinary pomp, and to honour her, from her birth, with the title of " the Lady Princess." lier household was maintained with much state ; besides her governess, Lady Berners, who received one hundred pounds a year, she was provided with a knight of the trencher, pages of the chamber, and other attendants. After the birth of lier sister Mary, in 1466, her mother, Elizabeth Woodvillo, received four hundred pounds annually, for the maintenance of the two Princesses. more ample Tho Princess Elizabeth was still an infant of tender years, when, in black weeds, she, as heir-apparent, attended, with Edward and his Queen, the reinterment of the remains of her grandfather, Richard, Duke of York, and of her uncle, the Fari of Rutland, at Fo

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