York Sisters in a Tudor World Guest Article written by Samantha Wilcoxson Much is written about the York remnant after Henry Tudor came to power in 1485. The fate of men like John de la Pole and his brothers is well documented, but what about the women who suddenly found themselves on the wrong side of power? No one knew this struggle more than the daughters of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. They had been raised as royal princesses but were then named bastards [More]
The Catholic Monarchs: Isabella of Castile Guest article by: Meg The Catholic Monarchs Have you heard about Katherine of Aragon – the first unfortunate wife of Henry VIII of England? I am pretty sure you have. But do you know where she came from, whose child she was and what her parents did? Isabella and Ferdinand - The Catholic Monarchs. Surprisingly they aren't known well outside of Spain although they were one of the most powerful people of their time next to [More]
Our friend Susan Abernethy at The Freelance History Writer was nice enough to let us share with you her article, "The English Sweating Sickness." Reading this article will give you some insight on life during Tudor times and the fear of catching the sweating sickness. In doing some research on Mary Boleyn for an article, I learned that Mary’s first husband William Carey died of the “sweating sickness” or the “English Sweate” in England in the summer of 1528. Thou [More]
Story shared by Susan Abernethy of TheFreelanceHistoryWriter.com Elizabeth of York, Queen to King Henry VII of England, died in the Tower of London on February 11, 1503. She had given birth to a daughter Katherine on February 2 and never recovered. The death was a shock to her husband, her children and to the nation. Due to detailed accounts, most likely composed by a herald, we have a narration of the funeral as well as financial account records. The king ordered two [More]
Marguerite of France, Queen of England by: The Freelance History Writer, Susan Abernethy Marguerite of France, Queen of England It’s very rare to find a royal love story but Marguerite of France’s marriage fits the bill. Even though there was over forty years difference in age between Marguerite and her husband King Edward I, they managed to find domestic bliss.... For the rest of the story click HERE!