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On This Day In History
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11th February 1466
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Elizabeth of York was born
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The Elizabeth of York life story;
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Daughter of the King; (Edward IV)
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Elizabeth of York was born at the Palace of Westminster as the eldest child of King Edward IV & his Queen,Elizabeth Woodville.
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Her christening was celebrated at Westminster Abbey, sponsored by her grandmothers Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, & Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. Her third sponsor was her cousin,Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick.
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She was named a Lady of the Garter in 1477, along with her mother & her paternal aunt Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk.
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In 1469, she was briefly betrothed to George Neville.
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George initially supported Edward IV against the rebellion of George’s elder brother Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, but later joined the rebellion.
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As a result, the betrothal was called off. In 1475, Louis XI agreed to the marriage of Elizabeth of York & his son Charles, the Dauphin of France. In 1482, however, Louis XI reneged on his promise.
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British Monarchs: Wars of the Roses (15th century)

To summarise my knowledge on this century’s conflicts: I’ve read/watched Anne Boleyn died eight times and John of Gaunt’s legacy five times. And though I know who’s who over the few throne seizures, it’s difficult to understand WHYYYYYY and HOWWW did the Wars of the Roses happen. 

There is of course no one single reason to how this red rose white rose war began, but it is simplified here in a chart I drew for myself for my quick reference, which may help you understand some of the historical dramas better. 

Simply said - The Wars of the Roses really started between House of York (represented by white rose) and House of Lancaster (represented by red rose), when Richard of York (father of Edward IV) contested Henry VI’s claim to throne. 

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The whole war really ended when Henry VII (representing House of Lancaster) married Elizabeth of York (representing House of York) to overthrow her Uncle Richard III. Thus, the Tudor Rose is born: Red rose covering White, symbolizing the union of two houses.

Like finally. I bet after so many generations, some of the warriors may have forgotten what the fuss was about. bah.

The last monarch stated in the illustration is Henry VIII. Yes, he is the one who had six wives. Also the king who started the Protestant Reformation. Also the father of Queen Elizabeth I. His story is illustrated the popular TV series: The Tudors (2007 - 2010).

Hope this helps!