Elizabeth of York

The White Princess – Who is who?

While the White Princess begins with the House of Tudor, to understand how we got there, we must begin several years earlier. King Henry VI of England from the House of Lancaster ruled England from the age of 1 from 31 August 1422 until 4 March 1461. His grandfather had usurped the throne in 1399. He [read more]

Elizabeth of York

“White at Heart, Red on the Surface…”

This article was written by Kelly. The Princess, The Queen With the upcoming show, The White Princess, based on a 2013 historical novel by Philippa Gregory prepping for television release, now is a good time to re-acquaint ourselves with the often-forgotten Elizabeth of York. Elizabeth, daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, was an [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]