Undervalued British Historical Figure II

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Derby and Richmond, 1443-1509 Born into an illegitimate line of the Plantagenet royal family, she was foremost in  promoting the cause of her Welsh-born son, who founded the Tudor Monarchy. Her grandparents were the third son of Edward III, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress Katherine Swinford. … Read more

The Amazing Royal Roses Women

Annals Brittanica reveals something of the ambitions and fates of powerful women who influenced the political and dynastic events of the War of the Roses. A more complete survey of their lives is given here and the novels of Philippa Gregory cover some of the same era. Two French Queens Catherine of Valois (1401-37) was … Read more

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