Book Reviews

The Queen’s Sisters by Sarah J. Hodder Book Review

*contains affiliate links* When King Edward IV of England married the widowed Elizabeth Woodville, she came with a big family, including many sisters. Having their sister as Queen meant that the sisters were mostly conveniently married off into the high-status noble families. The Queen’s Sisters by Sarah J. Hodder delves into the lives of Elizabeth’s [read more]

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Cecily of York

Cecily of York – Daughter of York (Part one)

Cecily of York was born on 20 March 1469 as the third daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville. As the third consecutive daughter born to a reigning King without sons, her birth was a disappointment and the King and his lords “rejoiced exceedingly, though they would have preferred a son.” The [read more]

Anne of York

Anne of York – A Princess away from court

Anne of York was born on 2 November 1475 at the Palace of Westminster as the fifth daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She was baptised in Westminster Abbey and given into the care of Agnes Butler. Before her fourth birthday, she was promised in marriage to Philip the Handsome, future Duke of [read more]

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Anne of York

Catherine of York – The Queen’s Sister

Catherine of York was born on 14 August 1479 at Eltham Palace as the daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville. She was christened at Eltham Palace, and a nurse named Joanna Colson was appointed for her. Just two weeks after her birth, her father opened negotiations for her to marry John, [read more]