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John Talbot, Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI Lancaster in a miniature from the 15th century.

22 août 1485 - La guerre des Deux-Roses prend fin à Bosworth

John Talbot, Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI Lancaster in a miniature from the century.

Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers presenting his manuscript to Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Also via Susan Higginbotham

Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers presenting his manuscript to Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Also via Susan Higginbotham . Brother to Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort to Edward Iv and my ggm.

"For a few years in the 15th century, Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester—an adulteress and the daughter of a mere knight—was within a heartbeat of becoming queen of England. Instead, she ended her life a prisoner, bereft of her wealth and forcibly divorced from the man who had brought her to the pinnacle of English society." READ "Eleanor Cobham: The Duchess and her Downfall":  http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/posts/eleanor-cobham-the-duchess-and-her-downfall/

Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester (née Cobham; – 7 July was a mistress and the second wife of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. A convicted sorceress, her imprisonment for treasonable necromancy in 1441 was a cause célèbre.

JACQUETTA OF LUXEMBOURG - . Duchess of Bedford; Countess Rivers (Woodville). Mother of  English Queen ELIZABETH WOODVILLE . Consort of King Edward IV.  Jacquetta came from an illustrious European lineage and so caused a scandal when she secretly married Sir Richard Woodville - a common knight - after the death of her 1st husband, the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V.

Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, Countess Rivers. Mother to Elizabeth Woodville, grandmother to Elizabeth of York, great grandmother to Henry VIII

On this day in history, 3d of May 1415, birth of Cecily Neville in Raby Castle,Durham. The location of her arrival, and the family into which she was born, immediately marked her above the majority of her fifteenth-century contemporaries. The impressive towers and setting of Raby, its very size and scale, were a suitable location for the birth of a woman who would come to consider herself ‘queen by rights’, whose family would come to conquer and rule the land.

Beauty of person and charm in manners - Cecily (Neville), Duchess of York

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420.

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in

Portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), amongst English Royalty was a daughter to a king, niece to a king, wife to a king, mother to a king and grandmother to a queen.

A century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII)

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495)[1] was an English noblewoman, the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the mother of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily Neville was known as "the Rose of Raby", because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, and "Proud Cis", because of her pride and a temper that went with it, although she was also known for her piety. She herself signed her name "Cecylle".

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York . married to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III.

Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland as wife of James I. She was present when her husband was assassinated in 1437, and was also a target. She was injured but managed to escape, assuming the regency for her young son, James II. She was the great, great grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Joan was the half niece of Henry IV of England and a granddaughter of John of Gaunt & Katherine Swynford, the last Duke & Duchess of Lancaster

[My G-Grandmother] Joan Beaufort, Queen Consort of James I of Scotland from 2 February 1424 to 21 February She remarried, this time to Sir James Stewart (the Black Knight) of Lorne [My G-Grandfather] 21 September She died on 15 July aged about

Blanche of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was a member of the English royal House of Plantagenet, daughter of the kingdom's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was first wife of John of Gaunt. Thanks to this marriage, John acquired he duchy of Lancaster and the vast Lancastrian estates in England and Wales. She is Henry IV's mother.

Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster March 1345 – 12 September was the first wife of John of Gaunt (Plantagenet son of Edward III) and the mother of Henry IV (Bolingbroke), who took the crown from Richard II

John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, KG (20 June 1389 – 14 September 1435) was the third surviving son of King Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, and acted as regent of France for his nephew, King Henry VI.

John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, KG June 1389 – 14 September was the third surviving son of King Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, and acted as regent of France for his nephew, King Henry VI.

Little Malvern Priory, Elizabeth Woodville wife of Edward 1V. Mother of the 2 Princes in the Tower and of Elizabeth of York who married Henry Tudor ie Henry V11

Little Malvern Priory, Elizabeth Woodville wife of Edward Mother of the 2 Princes in the Tower and of Elizabeth of York who married Henry Tudor ie Henry VII.

Was Jacquetta of Luxembourg a carrier of the rare Kell-Antigen-Mcleod syndrome? She was the maternal great-grandmother of Henry VIII, whose…

Was Jacquetta of Luxembourg a carrier of the rare Kell-Antigen-Mcleod syndrome? She was the maternal great-grandmother of Henry VIII, whose…

Margaret of Anjou, detail from tapestry in St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Margaret of Anjou, detail from tapestry in St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry. Very much a warrior queen who was very unpopular with the English.Wife of Lancastrian King Henry VI. Their rule was very tumultous.

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