Bridget of York: A Royal Nun

A while back, I wrote a blog post about the christening of Bridget, Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville’s youngest child. Here are a few more details about her life. Bridget, as my post indicated, was born on November 10, 1480, …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! If you had a bad 2012, I hope 2013 is much better, and if you had a good 2012, I hope 2013 outdoes it! As you probably know, in medieval and Tudor England, the gift-giving day …

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The Children Who Predeceased Edward IV

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When Edward IV died in April 1483, he was survived by two sons and five daughters. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, would become Henry VII’s queen, his sons would disappear during Richard III’s reign, his daughters Cecily, Anne, and Katherine would …

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