Marriage of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (Croyland Chronicle)

After this, king Edward, prompted by the ardour of youth.

440 icosmrcATias of the hibtobt op csoylakd. a.d. 1465.

and relying Entirely on his own choice^ without consnlting
the nobles of the kingdom, privately married the widow of a
certain knight, Elizabeth by name ; who, thoagh she had only
a knight for her father, had a duchess for her mother;^ and
shortly after he had her solemnly crowned queen. This the
nobility and chief men of the kingdom took amiss, seeing that
he had with such immoderate haste promoted a person sprung
from a comparatively humble lineage, to share the throne
with him.

From the Croyland (Crowland) Chronicle

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