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 →

Windsor Series: George VI

Born: 14th December 1895, York Cottage, Norfolk Son of George V and Mary of Teck Married: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923 Died: 6th February 1952, Sandringham House Norfolk George VI (born Albert Frederick Arthur George, known to the family as Bertie) was born during his great-grandmother Queen Victoria's reign. At this time Britain held a vast Empire... Continue Reading →

Windsor Series: Princess Margaret

Born: 21st August, 1930, Glamis Castle, Scotland Daughter of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Married: Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1960 - 1978 (divorced) Died: 9th February 2002, Marylebone London Princess Margaret Rose was born during her Grandfather, George V's reign. She was the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York - the King's second son... 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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