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Edward IV's Marriage to Elizabeth Woodville in Context

Lately I have been reading John Ashdown-Hill’s “The Private Life of Edward IV.” I’m not too far into it yet, but so far it’s been enjoyable and it’s certainly a fresh look at the King’s reign, which is usually examined through the lens of the civil war of which he reigned in the middle. 1,837 more words

Edward IV

A True History of The Isles Part 27-Eleanor of Aquitaine-Yes Mam! No Mam! At Once Mam!

Although in the basic record Eleanor is down as Wife of Henry II and just a queen of England, she created such an impression during her tenure and after he died that she simply deserves an entire recording all of her own. 1,514 more words

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Henry II

Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in France of 1122, to parents William X, the Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Chatellerault.  In 1130, Eleanor’s mother, brother and sister died, and on Good Friday 1137, her father died at Compostela. 408 more words


Joan Plantagenet, the English Queen of Sicily

It’s safe to say that Eleanor of Aquitaine’s five daughters have pretty much been over-shadowed by their legendary mother, but her youngest, Joan, gave her a solid run for her money. 1,108 more words

The House Of Plantagenet

The Early Years

“What miserable drones and traitors

have I nourished and brought up

in my household,

who let their lord be treated

with such shameful contempt

by a low-born cleric?”

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Berengaria of Navarre

Berengaria of Navarre was born around 1165 her parents were Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. She was gifted the fief of Monreal in 1185 by her father. 566 more words

January Wrap-up

In January I had a successful reading month. I read a total of 9 books some I enjoyed immensely others not so much. 687 more words

Monthly Wrap-Up