The Execution of Anne Boleyn

May 19, 2014 Moniek 0

One of my main interests when starting this blog was, and still is, Anne Boleyn. On this day in history in 1536, she was executed within the walls of The Tower of London. Anne was married to Henry VIII of England in 1533. To marry Anne Henry made himself the head of the Church of [read more]

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Twice a Queen

April 1, 2014 Moniek 4

On this day in 1204, Eleanor of Aquitaine died in Poitiers at the age of 81/82. Quite an age for the time! Eleanor was the oldest child of William X, Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Châtellerault. In 1130 her younger brother William Aigret died at the age of 4 and Eleanor became the heiress [read more]

The tragic early death of Mary of Burgundy

March 27, 2014 Moniek 0

Mary was born in Brussels as the only child of Charles the Bold and Isabella of Bourbon, and she was thus the heiress of the Burgundian territories, and she became suo jure Duchess of Burgundy in 1477 at the death of her father. Her father died in the Battle of Nancy on 5 January 1477. [read more]

The second York Princess, Cecily of York

March 20, 2014 Moniek 0

On 20 March 1469, Cecily of York was born in Westminster Palace. She was the third daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She was a younger sister of Elizabeth of York, who married Henry VII. Her second oldest sister was Mary of York, who died at the age of 14 in 1482. Cecily was [read more]

An eclipse – the death of Anne Neville

March 16, 2014 Moniek 1

Anne Neville was born to Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick, also known as the Kingmaker and Anne de Beauchamp. She was born at Warwick Castle and was the younger sister of Isabella, Duchess of Clarence. Anne was married to Edward of Westminster, the Lancastrian heir to the throne in the middle of the [read more]

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