Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville – The White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville was born the eldest child of Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who had previously been married to John, Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V. She was probably born at Grafton in Northamptonshire, and she spent her early years in the nursery there. She was soon joined by plenty more [read more]

Julie Clary

The Bonaparte Women – Julie Clary

Julie Clary was born on 26 December 1771 as the daughter of François Clary and Françoise Rose Somis. She was known to be a simple and modest woman. Her sister Désirée Clary became Queen consort of Sweden and Norway. On 1 August 1794, Julie married Joseph Bonaparte, who was the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was obsessed [read more]