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Alice of Albany

Windsor Castle – A phoenix from the ashes

Windsor Castle is a royal residence – one of Queen Elizabeth II’s three official residences –  and the original castle was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. It has been added to over the centuries and was the scene of some historical events. Some keys events concerning royal women Births: Matilda of [read more]

Isabella of England Countess of Bedford

The betrothals of Princess Isabella of England, Countess of Bedford

This article was written by Hannah Pym. A particularly interesting example that demonstrates the unstable and calculating nature of arranging marriages of royal daughters was that of Isabella, eldest daughter of Edward III. Isabella defied all common stereotypes of a princess’s marriage by not becoming married until she was thirty-three. She also married a man [read more]

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Anne Neville

Royal Ladies of the Garter

“Honi soit qui mal y pense” (“Shame on him who thinks evil of it.”) The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded in 1348 by King Edward III and is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour. Soon after its founding women were appointed “Ladies of the Garter” but they were [read more]

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Isabella of France

Queens Regent – Isabella of France

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Isabella of France was born around 1295 as the daughter of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. She was their only surviving daughter and all three her elder brothers later became Kings [read more]