Margaret of Anjou (c.1429-82) was the daughter of Rene of Anjou & Isabella of Lorraine. Because of her vast inheritance, Margaret was a much sought-after bride. In 1444 she wed Henry VI of England by proxy. In 1445 she wed him in person aged 15. In 1453 her only child, Edward was born while her husband simultaneously suffered his 1st mental collapse. Margaret took over the government & got Henry to dissolve Parliament. She raised an army to overcome those who were threatening her power.