Anne of France

The Royal Women of Maximilian (TV series)

With the 2017 series Maximilian now available via Starz, we are introduced to some more unknown royal women. Mary, Duchess of Burgundy Although the series is called Maximillian, the second main character is Mary, Duchess of Burgundy – his wife. Challenged in her rights to become Duchess in her own right by the French, she [read more]

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The Tomb of Michelle of Valois

Michelle of Valois was born on 11 January 1395 as the daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Not much is known of her youth, but in June 1409 she married the future Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (also known as Philip the Good). They had a single daughter named Agnes who died as [read more]

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Anne of York

Finding a King and maybe a Princess at Reading Abbey

Richard III’s discovery and burial have prompted the search for another King. King Henry I was the son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. He had two legitimate children, William Adelin, who drowned in the White Ship disaster and Matilda, whose son Henry would eventually follow Henry’s nephew Stephen on the throne. Henry [read more]