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Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI and Queen Consort. ca. XV.

Margaret of Anjou...wife of Henry VI ,led the kingdom in his period of insanity,and tolerated all the crisis with great patience during the wars of the roses ..

Veerle Baetens as Margaret d'Anjou in 'The White Queen' miniseries.

Queen Isabella of France, Queen Margaret of Anjou, Queen Elizabeth Woodville

Margaret of Anjou (French: Marguerite d'Anjou) (23 March 1430 – 25 August 1482) was the wife of King Henry VI of England. As such, she was Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. She also claimed to be Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine, into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René I of Naples and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.

Veerle Baetens as Margaret of Anjou The Bad Queen ~ The White Queen

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

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  • J.H.

    Undoubtedly, yes. "The Red Queen" is Margaret's nickname imagined by Ms Gregory in her pretty books about the Tudors

  • myjoy2u

    I love your boards btw....thanks!

  • Sondra Best

    I have read the book and I watched the series, loved them both. Yes, Gregory took some creative liberties but she tries to be authentic. I am fairly certain that she did style herself Margaret Regina (Margaret the Queen) even though she never was. And her son adored her, so he probably made it official that she could style herself that way.

  • myjoy2u

    I think because it was through her family line that Henry was able to inherit the throne, a female line which was not the custom, she took the privledge of anointing herself queen....

  • Sondra Best

    Well I would have done the same, I can't blame her. She earned it.

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RED ROSE~ MARGARET OF ANJOU, the powerful, determined wife of the hapless Henry VI. She was the defacto leader of the House of Lancaster during the Wars of the Roses, fighting tooth and claw for the rights of her son, Edward. Her armies won some battles and lost others. When Edward was killed at the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471, Margaret no longer had anything to fight for. She later went back to France and died in obscurity. In her prime, a very formidable woman.