Heroines of Plantagenet Embers By Samantha Wilcoxson for Tudors Dynasty A writer puts a little bit of themselves into every character they create. Maybe we are not as adventurous, devout, or charismatic as our beloved characters, but we wish we were, and somewhere deep inside us the potential is there. Same goes for the darker sides of our characters. Both the best and worst of us gets poured into our characters. I find it to be a satisfying release of emotions to [More]
Countess of Salisbury We all know the tragic end of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. If you are new to Tudor history I'd highly recommend reading the guest article by Alan Freer called, "The Last Plantagenet" to get yourself better acquainted with her life, and grizzly execution. Margaret was the daughter of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence. George was the brother of both King Edward IV and Richard III. This letter is written by Margaret Pole, Countess of [More]
I found a short 5-minute video on YouTube called, "Lady Margaret" - about the life of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. It's very entertaining and educational at the same time, please take a minute to check it out as it was created by Historic Royal Palaces. It touches base on the Wars of the Roses, the impact she had on Princess Mary's (later Queen Mary I) life, her son Reginald Pole's betrayal of the King and her ultimate execution.
My fascination with Margaret Pole began after watching The Tudors television series. Margaret Pole's role in the show was minimal and only emphasized her death. I immediately started to do research on Margaret Plantagenet - to learn about her life. I also thoroughly enjoyed Philippa Gregory's book, The King's Curse, which is historical fiction about her life. Margaret Plantagenet was born in August 1473, to George Plantagenet, Duke Clarence and his wife Is [More]