England

Margaret of Anjou – The warrior Queen

This article was written by Ezgi Özcan. Margaret of Anjou was born on the 23rd of March 1429 in the Duchy of Lorraine. She was the daughter of Rene, Duke of Anjou, and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.  Margaret’s father was the titular King of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem, known as “a man of many crowns [read more]

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Anne Boleyn

Palace and Prison – The Tower of London

The Tower of London has a long history. The White Tower in the middle was begun by William the Conqueror in 1078 and it was greatly expanded over the years under several monarchs. It has served as a prison from the beginning of its days. It also served as a royal residence, though those buildings are [read more]

Book Reviews

February Book News

Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville: A True Romance Hardcover – January 19, 2016 (US) and February 15, 2016 (UK) When the tall, athletic Edward of York seized the English throne in 1461, he could have chosen any bride he wanted. With his dazzling looks and royal descent, the nineteen-year-old quickly got a reputation for womanizing, [read more]

Book Reviews

December Book News

Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses: From Contemporary Chronicles, Letters and Records Paperback – February 19, 2016 (US) &  December 31, 2015 (UK) Henry VI (1422-61), a man ‘more given to God and devout prayer than handling worldly and temporal things’, was the third, and least successful, Lancastrian king of [read more]

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

Funeral cortege of Elizabeth I of England Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury – Shaftesbury Abbey (Shaftesbury, UK) Ruins Ælfgifu – Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) Elfrida – Wherwell Abbey (Wherwell, UK) Demolished Ælfgifu of York – Unknown Ealdgyth (wife of Edmund Ironside) – Unknown Emma of Normandy – First in Old Minster Cathedral (Winchester,UK). Bones now in Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, UK) [read more]