The abduction of Marie, Countess of Boulogne

March 23, 2014 Moniek 1

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]

The Second York Princess, Cecily of York

March 20, 2014 Moniek 0

On this day in history in 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 [read more]

The Plantagenets on BBC Two

March 17, 2014 Moniek 0

Tonight on BBC Two the first episode of The Plantagenets will air. The first one is called The Devil’s Brood. It focuses on Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the rivalry between his sons. It will air 9 PM local time. The second one is called An English Empire and will air 24 March 9 [read more]

An Eclipse, the Death of Anne Neville

March 16, 2014 Moniek 0

On this day in history in 1485, Anne Neville died. 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.

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