The Princes in the Tower

One of the most intriguing mysteries in royal history is what happened to the Princes in the Tower. The two boys were Edward and Richard, the only sons of King Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Edward, the elder of the two was the direct heir to throne, however his ease to gaining the... Continue Reading →

The Last Duke of Clarence

Name: George Plantagenet Born: 21 October 1449, Dublin Castle, Ireland Son of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville Brother of Edward IV and Richard III Married: Isabel Neville, 11th July 1469, Calais Died: 18th February 1478, Tower of London Buried: 25th February 1478, Tewkesbury Abbey To start, let us clarify why this is referring to George... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth of York

  Born: 11th February 1466, Westminster Palace Daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville Married: Henry VII Died: 11th February 1503, Tower of London Buried: 24th February 1503, Westminster Abbey   If much is known about Elizabeth of York it most probably that she was the mother of Henry VIII and therefore the... Continue Reading →

Margaret Beaufort

Born: 31st May 1443 Died: 29th June 1509 Margaret was the daughter and heir of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt a son of Edward III. As a child of nobility she was like many girls of her time, used politically and for advantageous marriages. During her life, Margaret would... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Katherine of Aragon

  Born: 16th December 1485, Castile Daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Married: 1st Arthur, Prince of Wales (1501-1502), 2nd Henry VIII (m 1509 annulled 1533) Died: 7th January 1536, Kimbolton Castle The first wife of Henry VIII. Katherine was brought to England as a bride for Henry's elder brother Arthur in... Continue Reading →

Henry VII

Henry VII Full Name: Henry Tudor Born: 28th January 1457, Pembroke Castle Son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort Reigned: 22nd August 1485 - 21st April 1509 The Tudors. This name stimulates images of Henry VIII standing impressively in regal robes. You probably know which painting I am describing. If not, simply google Henry VIII... Continue Reading →

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