First, if you haven’t seen it already, do stop by Alianore’s blog for The Support Group for People Unfairly Maligned in Historical Fiction. It’s hilarious, and, alas, all too true! I was pleased to see that Margaret of Anjou (maligned as an adulteress), Katherine Woodville (maligned as a child molester of the young Harry Buckingham), and William Hastings (maligned as a rapist of a virgin peasant girl) all showed up, as did Richard III (treated as impossibly bad or impossibly good). Do check out Edward II’s, Piers Gaveston’s, and Hugh le Despenser the younger’s comments as well, along with Henry VIII’s wives and the unfortunate “Pimp Daddy Boleyn.”
Second, I’ve updated my website to add some pieces on Margaret of Anjou that have already appeared on this blog, plus some further reading on her. I’ll be adding more Margaret-related material to my website in the future, as well as a feature called “In Their Own Words,” in which I’ll reprint various writings found in the public domain, such as letters and wills. I’ll keep you posted!