Catherine of Aragon

The Spanish Princess – Behind the series

With the premiere of The Spanish Princess later tonight, we take a look at the real royalty behind the drama. Catherine of Aragon The Spanish Princess‘ titular character is, of course, Catherine of Aragon. Born in 1485 as the youngest daughter of the Catholic Monarchs; Isabella I of Castille and Ferdinand II of Aragon. By [read more]

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Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville – The White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville was born the eldest child of Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who had previously been married to John, Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V. She was probably born at Grafton in Northamptonshire, and she spent her early years in the nursery there. She was soon joined by plenty more [read more]

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Elizabeth of York

Margaret Beaufort – My Lady the King’s Mother

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]