Tag: War of the Roses

Catherine Woodville

Catherine Woodville was born in around 1458, the youngest child of fourteen born to her parents, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers and Baron Rivers, Richard Woodville. At aged 6, Catherine was married to the young Henry Stafford, later 2nd Duke of Buckingham who was three years older. Some sources claim that Henry wasn’t happy with […]

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The death of King Edward IV

During the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV reigned not once, but twice taking the crown for the Yorkists. His military skills and physical prowess earned him his reputation and fame. He was also an imposing figure reputedly standing 6 foot and 3 inches tall – almost a whole foot taller […]

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