At Home with the Queen: Elizabeth Woodville – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

| October 18, 2013

At Home with the Queen: Elizabeth Woodville – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

Today I welcome author Susan Higginbotham to The Anne Boleyn Files. Susan has written a few historical novels (they’re brilliant!) but her latest book is non-fiction and it focuses on the Woodville family – The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England’s Most Infamous Family. Thank you, Susan, for this excellent article on Elizabeth […]

Jacquetta Woodville and Witchcraft by Susan Higginbotham

| July 5, 2013

Jacquetta Woodville and Witchcraft by Susan Higginbotham

The airing of the BBC adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen has sparked off many discussions regarding the Woodville women and their use of witchcraft. There has been a lot of confusion about it, particularly as Gregory said in one interview that Elizabeth Woodville’s mother, Jacquetta Woodville, was tried and found guilty of witchcraft, […]

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2011

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, in rural Leicestershire near Market Bosworth, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other in a battle that would see the death of the King and the beginning of a new dynasty, the Tudor dynasty, which would have a major impact on […]

Henry VII Marries Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2011

Henry VII Marries Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, 18th January 1486, King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. The bridegroom was 29 years old and the bride was nearly 20 and they were, as David Starkey describes them, “a striking couple”1. Elizabeth of York “was one of the beauties of her age” with her classic English Rose looks […]

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 2 – The Battle

| August 22, 2010

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 2 – The Battle

On the 22nd August 1485 Henry Tudors 5,000 Lancastrian soldiers met Richard III’s army of 8,000 at Bosworth in rural Leicestershire. Henry Tudor had been in exile in France during the reign of Edward IV but was now determined to depose Richard III and claim the throne for himself. On 1st August 1485 Henry Tudor […]

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 1 – The Wars of the Roses

| August 22, 2010

The Battle of Bosworth 1485 Part 1 – The Wars of the Roses

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, the Battle of Bosworth (or Battle of Bosworth Field) took place in Leicestershire, England. The battle took place during the Wars of the Roses, a civil war between the Houses of York and Lancaster, and is famous for being the battle which gave birth to the […]

Lady Margaret Beaufort

| June 29, 2010

Lady Margaret Beaufort

On this day in history, 29th June 1509, the matriarch of the House of Tudor, Lady Margaret Beaufort, died at the age of 66, a great age for a Tudor. Margaret died just four days after enjoying the coronation celebrations of her grandson, Henry VIII, and Henry Parker, Lord Morley, who acted as her cupbearer […]

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