This article was written by Hannah Pym. The material goods given to Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, upon her marriage served as important reminders of her dual identity as both Princess of England and Queen of Scotland. Although she was married to a Scottish king, James IV, she was still an ambassador of the [read more]
Archaeologists believe they have identified the site of where the 13-year-old widowed Margaret Beaufort gave birth to the future King Henry VII. It was a long labour, and it could very easily have caused her death and the death of her child. It was a miracle that they both survived. It is believed that Margaret [read more]
Catherine of Valois was born on 27 October 1401 as the daughter of Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. She was the youngest of twelve siblings, and her eldest sister had been Queen of England before her as the wife of Richard II. She grew up in the shadow of her father’s insanity and was apparently [read more]
Lady Margaret Beaufort was born on 31 May 1443 at Bletso as the daughter of Margaret Beauchamp and John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset. Margaret had seven half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage to Sir Oliver St John and would later have another half-brother from her mother’s third marriage to Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles. Her [read more]
The First State Bed of Henry VII & Elizabeth of York from InHouseFilms on Vimeo.
Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville’s marriage continues to fascinates us to this day, as we most recently saw with ‘The White Queen‘- TV series, which also covers this period. It was an awkwardly timed match between a commoner and a King, which had unforeseen circumstances. Amy Licence dives back into their infamous match with this [read more]