On this day in Tudor history, 8th June 1492, in the reign of King Henry VII, the king’s mother-in-law, Elizabeth Woodville, died at Bermondsey Abbey.
Elizabeth Woodville had been wife of the Yorkist king, Edward IV, and she was the mother of children including Queen Elizabeth of York and the Princes in the Tower, King Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.
Find out more about her life in this video:
Here a link to the article on Elizabeth Woodville and the idea that she died of the plague - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/25/white-queen-died-of-plague-claims-letter-found-in-national-archives
And on this day in Tudor history, 8th June 1536, in the reign of Henry VIII, Parliament passed the Second Act of Succession, which removed the king’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the succession and declared them illegitimate.
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