Elizabeth Woodville 1437 - 1492 - Queen consort of England as spouse of King Edward IV. She was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Well known for her participation in a series of civil wars known as the War of the Roses.
8th June 1492: On this day in history Elizabeth Woodville died at Bermondsey Abbey. Elizabeth was the wife of King Edward IV, mother of the Princes in the Tower and of Elizabeth of York, King Henry VII’s wife.