The infant was named after her paternal grandmother, Cecily, dowager duchess of York.

Biography . Birth and Family. Henry married Cecily’s grand-daughter, her son Edward’s eldest daughter Elizabeth of York.

Cecily of York (March 20, 1469 - August 24, 1507), was the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of King Edward IV of England and his Queen consort, the former Lady Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers. One of my favorite figures from the Wars of the Roses is Cecily Neville, Duchess of York who came very close to becoming England's queen through her husband and ended up mother to two, Edward IV and Richard III. In the modern world, I am Cathy Coffman, an IT professional and amateur artist living in Minnesota. It is not about being strong, yet they have always had unfathomable strength. Yet Cecily has been a shadowy figure in modern histories, noted primarily for her ostentatious piety, her expensive dresses, and the rumours of her adultery. Cecily York was conceived in the belief that women have begun to rediscover the depth and breadth of their capacity. This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily was born in Westminster Palace.

She was said to have ruled Edward IV 'as she pleased' and Richard III made his bid for the throne from her home.

I am a scribe active in the Barony of Nordskogen within the Kingdom of Northshield, a regional group of the Society for Creative Anachronism.. Richard’s reign was very short. She was said to have ruled Edward IV 'as she pleased' and Richard III made his bid for the throne from her home. "Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort Elizabeth, née Lady Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg." Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV of England (1442-1483) and his queen consort, née Lady Elizabeth Woodville (c1437-1492), daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers (1408-1469) and Jacquette de Luxembourg (c1415-1472).

In the SCA, I am known as Cecily of York. Cecily’s appearance and sex were described as thus; In 1485, he was killed in battle at Bosworth Field and Henry Tudor was now King Henry VII by right of conquest. Cecily's eldest son, Edward, Earl of March, became King Edward IV in 1461. Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort, née Lady Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers. It is not about winning a competition with the opposite sex.

This trend continued after her husband was killed during the battle of Wakefield in December 1460.

Yet Cecily has been a shadowy figure in modern histories, noted primarily for her ostentatious piety, her expensive dresses, and the rumours of her adultery. Cecily York will seek to give back to women, who for centuries have given so wholly of themselves, to help women and young women cultivate their own empowerment. This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III.