Read part one here. Margaret was still only 34 years in 1480, but she never remarried. There were very few men available who could offer Margaret the same status and she had not had children with her first husband. Margaret devoted herself to the Burgundian cause, and she became a valuable asset in the government. [read more]
Margaret was born on 3 May 1446 as the daughter of Richard, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. Her birthplace is unfortunately uncertain. She was their third daughter and sixth child out of twelve. Her father had a claim to the throne through both the second and the fourth son of King Edward III and [read more]
There were many women who played a part in the crusades. There are even some records as women leading armies, such as Florine of Burgundy. But there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Florine. Even her existence is disputed. This is not an in-depth study on whether or not Florine of Burgundy existed, but a [read more]
This article was written by Carol. Isabella of Burgundy was a Portuguese princess who as Duchess of Burgundy played an important role in the political and economic policies of Burgundy in the 15th century. Isabella was the only surviving daughter of John I of Portugal and his wife Philippa of Lancaster. Philippa was the daughter [read more]
I’ve been meaning to read more about Margaret of York ever since I went to Mechelen to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria, which also happened to be right across the street from Margaret of York’s Palace. You can find that blog post here. Palace of Margaret of York, now the City Theatre I [read more]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!