2. Elizabeth Woodville
Elizabeth Woodville is sort of a medieval Kate Middleton. Both married a king/would-be-king. Both are described as ‘commoners,’ yet have quite impressive lineages! And yes, they were/are quite the beauties. Poor old Elizabeth Woodville was accused of being a cunning sorceress who wanted to catapult dozens of Lancastrian relatives to fame (quite the controversy in Yorkist England, I can assure you). Tragically, her sons were the "Princes in the Tower," and their fates are still hotly debated today.