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Woodville [Wydeville], Richard, first Earl Riverslocked

(d. 1469)
  • Michael Hicks

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Woodville [Wydeville], Richard, first Earl Rivers (d. 1469), magnate, founded his fortunes on two remarkable marriages, one of which was to make him father-in-law of Edward IV. The Woodvilles were modest Northamptonshire gentry who failed in the male line on the death about 1435 of ...

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