joan navarre
England

Joan of Navarre – The accused witch

Joan of Navarre was born around 1368 as the daughter of King Charles II of Navarre and Joan of France. In her youth, Joan and her two siblings suddenly found themselves hostages of the regents of France, who also happened to be her maternal uncles. They were treated honourably and were only released by the intervention of the [read more]

mary de bohun
England

Mary de Bohun – An abducted heiress

Mary was born circa 1368 as the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford and Joan Fitzalan. She and her older sister Eleanor were heiresses to her father’s estates, as they had no brothers. Eleanor was married off to Edward III’s son Thomas of Woodstock who intended to keep the entire inheritance for [read more]