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Sir Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers

Also Known As: "Richard Wydeville"
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 12, 1469 (59-68)
Gosford Green, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom) (Executed / Beheaded)
Place of Burial: Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Wydeville, Esq., Sheriff of Kent, Constable of the Tower and Joan Bittelsgate
Husband of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers
Father of Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England; Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier; Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Jacquetta Woodville, Baroness Strange; Sir John Woodville and 11 others
Brother of Lady Joan Maude Wydeville and Elizabeth Wydeville

Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers

See Peter Bartrum, (February 1, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

"Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers, KG (1405 – 12 August 1469) was an English nobleman, best remembered as the father of Elizabeth Woodville and the maternal grandfather of Edward V and the maternal great-grandfather of Henry VIII."




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Military Service: He was a captain in 1429, served in France in 1433 and was a knight of the regent Duke of Bedford in 1435. He was at Gerberoy in 1435 and served under William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, in 1435–6. He then fought under Somerset and Shrewsbury in 1439 and the Duke of York in 1441–2, when he was made captain of Alençon and knight banneret. He was appointed seneschal of Gascony in 1450 (but failed to reach it before its fall), lieutenant of Calais in 1454–5, and to defend Kent against invasion by the Yorkist earls in 1459–60 (but was captured at Sandwich). He was created Baron Rivers by Henry VI on 9 May 1448. Two years later, as Sir Richard, he was invested as a Knight of the Garter in 1450. He was appointed Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1459.

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Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers's Timeline

Maidstone, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
February 3, 1437
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, , England
Grafton, Northamptonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
Grafton, Northamptonshire, England
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Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England