Marguerite of France, Queen of England, Guest Article by Susan Abernethy

 Marguerite of France, Queen of England by: The Freelance History Writer, Susan Abernethy Marguerite of France, Queen of England It’s very rare to find a royal love story but Marguerite of France’s marriage fits the bill. Even though there was over forty years difference in age between Marguerite and her husband King Edward I, they … [More]

Princess Mary Tudor, King Louis XII of France & the Duke of Suffolk

13 August 1514 Princess Mary of England, sister to Henry Vlll, was married by proxy to the aged King Louis Xll of France to help strengthen the alliance between the two countries.  On 9 October 1514 they were officially married.  Just 82 days later on 1 January 1515 King Louis XII abruptly died. Mary had made an agreement … [More]

Six Wives of Henry VIII

Wife #1: Catherine of Aragon Marriage Status: Divorced Parents: Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Born: 16 December 1485 Marriage: King Henry VIII: 11 June 1509 Marriage Dissolved: 1533 Death: 7 January 1536 Surviving Children: Mary I of England “In this world I will confess myself to be the king’s true wife, and in … [More]

3 Generations: Plantagenet Women

3 Generations: Margaret Pole, Ursula Pole & Dorothy Stafford                     Ursula Pole Stafford – via Tudor Chronicles: Ursula Pole was born in 1504 and was the only daughter of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury and Sir Richard Pole. Making Ursula the granddaughter of the Duke of Clarence … [More]

Tudors or Plantagenets: which royal dynasty put the great into Britain?

Tudors or Plantagenets: Which Royal Dynasty Put the Great into Britain? – The Telegraph “Which dynasty was the greatest for Britain: the Tudors – as portrayed in Wolf Hall – or the Plantagenets?” What a question!  Great Britain didn’t exist until Elizabeth l named James Vl of Scotland (James l of England) her successor.  James was also … [More]