Previously on The White Queen: Elizabeth remained trapped in sanctuary with her increasingly bitchy daughter. The two princes disappeared from the Tower after a botched rescue attempt, and nobody seems to know quite what happened to them, though almost everyone, including Anne, thinks Richard or one of his retainers was behind the deaths. Elizabeth and Lizzy responded in the only way they know how: by cursing the person responsible.
Elizabeth has apparently left sanctuary and arrives at a pretty home in the country, along with her two smallest moppets. She seems relieved.
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This day in history: The leaders of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 were executed Continue reading The Cornish Rebels
Having recently secured the English throne after the Battle of Bosworth Field, Henry VII fulfilled his promise to marry Elizabeth of York on January 18, 1486, thus uniting the warring houses of York and Lancaster. As royal marriages go, this one was fairly successful. The couple had seven children, four of whom lived to adulthood (or close to it); their eldest son, Arthur, was born … Continue reading Henry and Elizabeth
After 40 years of civil war, the Wars of the Roses culminated with the Battle of Bosworth Field on August 22, 1485, which resulted in the defeat of King Richard III of York and the accession of Henry Tudor, who became King Henry VII. The Wars of the Roses started in the mid-1440’s and seemed to end in 1471 when the Yorkists were defeated at … Continue reading My Kingdom for a Horse