Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Margaret of York, Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, Lady CatherineMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 33. Chapters: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Margaret of York, Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, Lady Catherine Grey, Lady Jane Grey, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Mary Dudley, Lady Sidney, Philippa of Lancaster, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Catherine of Lancaster, Blanche of Lancaster, Anne Brandon, Baroness Grey of Powys, Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk, Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, Katherine Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, Elizabeth of Lancaster, Duchess of Exeter, Lady Mary Grey, Lady Diana Beauclerk, Elizabeth Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, Elizabeth Stafford, Countess of Sussex, Anne Dudley, Countess of Warwick, Elizabeth Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield, Anne Spencer, Countess of Sunderland, Lady Jane Seymour, Elizabeth Monck, Duchess of Albemarle, Lady Margaret Seymour.
Excerpt: Margaret of York (3 May 1446 - 23 November 1503) - also by marriage known as Margaret of Burgundy - was Duchess of Burgundy as the third wife of Charles the Bold and acted as a protector of the Duchy after his death. She was a daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the sister of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III.
She was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England, and she died at Mechelen in the Low Countries. Duchess Isabella of Burgundy, the mother of Charles the Bold, was through her blood-ties and her perception of Burgundian interests pro-English.
As a great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt, she was consequently sympathetic to the House of Lancaster. She believed that Burgundian trade, from which the Duchy drew its vast wealth, depended upon friendly relations with England. For this reason she was prepared to favour any English faction which was willing to favour Burgundy. By 1454, she favoured the House of York, headed by Margarets father, Richard, 3...