Elizabeth of York was born on February 11th, 1466 and died on February 11th, 1503, when she was exactly thirty-seven years old. Elizabeth was born at Westminster Palace to Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV of England.
She saw much throughout her life, including the brief reign of her brother Edward V, followed by the brief reign of her ‘tyrannical’ uncle Richard III. Elizabeth became the first Tudor queen through her marriage to Henry VII, and together they produced seven children. She succumbed to a post partum infection at the Tower of London nine days after giving birth to her daughter Katherine, who had died only the previous day. Only three of her children had outlived her, all of whom ruled (even temporarily) over a kingdom either through succession or through marriage. Her son Henry would go onto be one of the most famous English monarchs as Henry VIII, and his famous daughter Elizabeth I would carry on her name.
On her birthday in 1534, thirty-one years after her death, her son Henry VIII was officially recognized as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.