Lady Elizabeth Grey imploring of Edward IV the restitution of her deceased Husbands Lands, forfeited in the dispute between the houses of York and Lancaster. Rapin's Hist, Vol V, Page 26.Dedicated to the Queen by her Majesty's dutiful and most obedient humble Servant W.W.Ryland.
Publish'd as the Act directs March 1, 1780 for the Proprietor W.W.Ryland N.o.159 Strand London.
Stipple with large margins left & right. Plate: 390 x 330mm, (15½ x 13"). Trimmed to plate on upper and lower margins.
A scene in which Lady Elizabeth Grey, requests the lands of her late husband Sir John Grey of Groby who died fighting for the Lancastrians in the Second Battle of St Albans in 1641, from Yorkist king Edward IV. Elizabeth Grey would go on to marry Edward IV in 1464. Elizabeth kneels down before the king who takes her hand, several courtiers stand around and Elizabeth's two sons Richard and Thomas stand by her.
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