Mary was born in Brussels as the only child of Charles the Bold and Isabella of Bourbon, and she was thus the heiress of the Burgundian territories, and she became suo jure Duchess of Burgundy in 1477 at the death of her father. Her father died in the Battle of Nancy on 5 January 1477. [read more]
Marie, Countess of Boulogne was born the youngest daughter of Stephen, King of England and Matilda I, Countess of Boulogne. Her father had usurped the crown from her cousin Matilda. Matilda’s son Henry would eventually succeed her father as king of England. Marie was born during her father’s reign in 1136. She had three brothers [read more]
On 20 March 1469, Cecily of York was born in Westminster Palace. She was the third daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She was a younger sister of Elizabeth of York, who married Henry VII. Her second oldest sister was Mary of York, who died at the age of 14 in 1482. Cecily was [read more]
Anne Neville was born to Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick, also known as the Kingmaker and Anne de Beauchamp. She was born at Warwick Castle and was the younger sister of Isabella, Duchess of Clarence. Anne was married to Edward of Westminster, the Lancastrian heir to the throne in the middle of the [read more]
On this day in history, Maria Josepha of Saxony died. Maria Josepha of Saxony is not really a well-known person, perhaps because the man she married died before he became king, but she became the mother of three kings, including the tragic Louis XVI.