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People/Characters: Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers

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Elizabeth Wydeville: The Slandered Queen (England's Forgotten Queens) by Arlene Okerlund
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
A Play of Treachery by Margaret Frazer
The Reign of Edward IV by Eric N. Simons
The Reign of King Henry VI by R.A. Griffiths
Warwick the Kingmaker by Paul Murray Kendall
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother by Philippa Gregory
Wonders Will Never Cease by Robert Irwin

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Sir Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers (1405-1469), was an English knight, the son of the chamberlain to the regent of France, John, Duke of Bedford. After the duke's death in 1435, Richard married the widowed duchess, Jacquetta. He was a supporter of the House of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses, and was ennobled by King Henry VI. However, he switched his allegience to York following the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to King Edward IV in 1464. Through her, he was the great-grandfather of King Henry VIII.

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