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Elizabeth Woodville Consort England (17th Great Grandmother)

My 17th great grandmother is the subject of many books and movies. One of the latest that I have seen is “The White Queen”.  When she was born her father was only a knight, not of noble blood. It was expected that she would marry into a family with the means of a sheriff or someone in royal service. She was born about 1437, and the first born.  Her father, Sir Richard Woodville followed his father in the field of service of the Duke of Bedford. This is how he met Jacquetta of Luxembourg which was the daughter of Peter of Luxembourg, Count of Saint Pol and Margaret de Baux, she had been married to Duke of Bedford in 1433, when she was 17 years old. The Duke was much older than Jacquette, his second wife, and he was very sick. When the Duke died he left Jacquette childless and VERY wealthy. She was required to seek permission from King Henry VI before she could remarry, but in March of 1437 it was revealed that she married in secret to Sir Richard Woodville, a man that was far below her station, since she was wealthy and the aunt of a king. She was fined 1000 sterling pounds.

Tudor

Jacquette retained her rank as Duchess of Bedford, and her dower of 7,000 to 8,000 Sterling Pounds a year. Sir Richard was honored with military ranks, mainly because Jacquette had so much influence in the royal family. When Henry VI married Margret of Anjou, whose uncle was Jacquettas brother in law. The Woodvilles were the chosen family to escort the bride to England, which benefited them further at court. Sir Richard was raised to Baron of Rivers, and their children would grow up with privilege and wealth.

Elizabeth would marry Sir John Grey of Groby, the heir to the Barony Ferrers of Groby. In 1461 he was killed at the Battle of St. Albans. Ironically her first husband fought for the Lancastrian side, and her future husband was a Yorkist claim to the throne. She had two sons from her first marriage Thomas and Richard.

Elizabeth was called “the most beautiful woman in the Island of Britain”

(To be continued next week)

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Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagent

Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet was born on February 21, 1363, in Leicester, England, the child of John Beauford of Gaunt Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile and Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster. She was married three times and had four sons and three daughters between 1387 and 1404. She died on November 24, 1425, in Shropshire, England, at the age of 62.

Life Story Family

Children

  • Constance DeHoland

  • + 6 Children
Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet

Spouses

  • John 3rd Earl of Pembroke, 5th Baron of Abergavenny HASTINGS

  • + 2 Spouses

Parents

John Beauford of Gaunt Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile Plantagenet

Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster Plantagenet

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Life Story Events

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    Birth

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet was born on February 21, 1363, in Leicester, England to Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster Plantagenet, age 17, and John Beauford of Gaunt Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile Plantagenet, age 22.

  • Death of Mother

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope’s mother Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster passed away on September 12, 1368, in Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 23.

    Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster Plantagenet

    1345–1368

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    Marriage

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet married John 3rd Earl of Pembroke, 5th Baron of Abergavenny HASTINGS on June 24, 1380, in Kenilworth, England, when she was 17 years old.

    John 3rd Earl of Pembroke, 5th Baron of Abergavenny HASTINGS

    1372–1389

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    Marriage

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet married John Exeter DEHOLAND on June 24, 1386, in Plymouth, England, when she was 23 years old.

    John Exeter DEHOLAND

    1352–1400

  • Birth of Daughter

    Her daughter Constance was born in 1387 in Denbighshire, Wales.

    Constance DeHoland

    1387–1437

  • Birth of Son

    Her son Richard was born in 1389 in Northamptonshire, England.

    Richard Holland

    1389–1440

  • Birth of Daughter

    Her daughter Alice was born in 1392 in Upholland, England.

    Alice Holland

    1392–1402

  • Birth of Son

    Her son John 2nd Duke of Exeter. Earl of Huntingdon was born on March 29, 1395, in Dartington, England.

    John 2nd Duke of Exeter. Earl of Huntingdon Holland

    1395–1447

  • Death of Father

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope’s father John Beauford of Gaunt Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile passed away on February 3, 1399, in Leicester, England, at the age of 58.

    John Beauford of Gaunt Duke of Aquitaine, “1st Duke of Lancaster” King of Castile Plantagenet

    1340–1399

  • Birth of Son

    Her son Edward was born in 1399.

    Edward Holland

    1399–1412

  • Death of Husband

    Her husband John Exeter passed away on January 9, 1400, in Burford, England, at the age of 48. They had been married 13 years.

    John Exeter DEHOLAND

    1352–1400

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    Marriage

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet married Sir John 1st and Last Baron Fanhope Cornwall KG on December 12, 1400, in Bedford, England, when she was 37 years old.

    Sir John 1st and Last Baron Fanhope Cornwall KG

    1360–1443

  • Birth of Daughter

    Her daughter Constance of was born in 1401 in Herefordshire, England.

    Constance of Cornwall

    1401–1427

  • Death of Daughter

    Her daughter Alice passed away in 1402 in Essex, England, at the age of 10.

    Alice Holland

    1392–1402

  • Birth of Son

    Her son John was born in 1404 in Ampthill, England.

    John Cornwall

    1404–1421

  • Death of Son

    Her son Edward passed away in 1412 at the age of 13.

    Edward Holland

    1399–1412

  • Death of Son

    Her son John passed away in 1421 in Meaux, France, at the age of 17.

    John Cornwall

    1404–1421

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    Death

    Elizabeth Duchess of Exeter and Lancaster, Lady Fanhope Plantagenet died on November 24, 1425, in Shropshire, England, when she was 62 years old.

Galleria, Museum Monday

Sally Rosenbaum

Women reading is a favorite subject of mine. When I found the work of Sally, I just loved it. She utilizes a generous pallet an impressionistic quality, mixed with mystery.  The mystery of who she is, is obstructed by her hat, and her glance is down cast away from the viewer. She has no interest in us, she is only interested in her book. Another mystery is all about her book, the reality is…she could be reading anything. It is only limited by the imagination of the viewer.

 

Reading a book while having a cup of coffee in Napa, California. Fresh sunflowers dress the table, the juxtaposition of the blues and yellow evokes memories of France. 

  

Here is the same lady without the table, and the sunflowers. Seems as though she has made significant progress on reading her book. Sally Rosenbaum lives in Napa, California. If you enjoy her art, click on her name. 

Museum Monday

Soo Kim

Many hours for me are spent finding an artists for a particular subject. Recently, there was a desire to find an artists that would do a series of old school hollywood. As I was surfing the web, I came across Soo Kim. I was drawn to how she captured the essence of celebrities.

There was certain celebrities that I wanted grouped together on one specific wall. Eight in total were commissioned. Additional I purchased a few others for some special friends, that also enjoyed a more old school look.

There were images that I wanted that were not as overexposed in pop culture. Audrey Images that were more unique. Each one of the paintings she added the red lips. Each one of them are also in black and white. As of yet, they are not on the wall, but once they are I will have to share the grouping with you all. There are two of Audrey Hepburn,  and one each of Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightly, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Gabrielle Channel. These ladies represent a style that eternal.

Would you like to see more of Soo Kim? Go here

Design, Galleria, Happiness Project, Museum Monday

Kay Utley

Last summer while I was attending the Paso Robles Art Fair, I came upon the booth of Kay. I was impressed by her versatility. I purchased two pieces that screamed for me to take home. The Renaissance paintings spoke to me, but the more realism of the soldier she had on display spoke to me too. Here are images of the ones I purchased….

VickiVicki Vanitas, I love the rich fabric embracing her body, her hand reaching out to connect to the viewer, and those eyes. Her feather in the red cap draws the eye to the skull in her hand. She is reminding all of us that this life does not last forever, so we must make the most of every moment of our existence.

IMG_5009Saint Lucy, she holds a palm branch in one hand and eyes in the other hand. Part of the legend is that she had her eyes gorged out, and then when they were readying the body, her eyes were back in place. Unlike Vicki, Lucy does not look upon us, but rather looks off to the side. The floating hexagons were intriguing to me too…If you are interested in looking at more of what Kay Utley offers go here