Isabella of Angouleme

Joan, Queen of Scots – A jilted bride

This article was written by Marie. Joan is the bride whose mother took off with the groom. In this case, the frisky mother was Isabelle of Angoulême: a widowed queen on the look-out for a new husband. But as Joan was only ten at the time, it can’t have been too much of a snub.  She probably wasn’t that close [read more]

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Book Reviews

June 2017 Book News

The King Who Had To Go: Edward Vlll, Mrs Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis Hardcover – 13 June 2017 (US) & 13 October 2016 (UK) In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her [read more]