Constance was born in 1354 as the daughter of Peter, King of Castile and León and María de Padilla. The Infanta was born into a strange family dynamic- her parents had been married but in secret. The young king was under the control of his mother during this period, and he was coerced into denying [read more]
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On 7 September 1533 at 3 in the afternoon, Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter at Greenwich who would be named Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VIII of England, had broken with Rome in order to annul his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne. He and Catherine had just one surviving [read more]
Read part one here. Margaret threw herself into renovating and commissioning new residences, like Warblington Castle. From a later inventory, we know that over 73 servants worked at Warblington Castle alone. She proudly displayed her arms on the windows of her properties. Her influence at court grew even more significant when she was chosen to [read more]
Margaret Plantagenet was born on 14 August 1473 at Farleigh Castle near Bath as the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville. Her mother was one of the greatest heiresses of her time while her father was the younger brother of King Edward IV of England. An elder sibling was stillborn or died [read more]
On 7 October 1515 Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots, gave birth to her seventh child, though the first (and as it would turn out only) child by her second marriage to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. She had previously been married to King James IV of Scotland, but he had died at the Battle [read more]