Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Margaret Beaufort: Lady Richmond (Part III)

Young Margaret Beaufort, as drawn by me!
Hey, sorry for the delay, I've been busy with a research paper for my AP English class (I'm doing it on the Princes in the Tower!) But now I've got time to write Today's post, so here you all go! Enjoy!

Upon the death of Margaret's husband, Edmund Tudor, life changed dramatically for Margaret Beaufort. She was now heavily pregnant with Edmund's child and still only thirteen. She need protection and her brother-in-law, Jasper Tudor, came to her rescue. He and Margaret travelled to his castle of Pembroke. Now the town of Pembroke and the surrounding area was very supportive of the Tudor family, especially the town of Tenby, so Margaret was in safe hands.

Then, on Janurary 28th 1457 Margaret finally, after a long a painful labour, gave birth to her son. She named him Henry, in honour of the King who had married her to Edmund. No doubts everyone was excited by the news, even the child was small he was healthy. Margaret and Jasper then took extra care in looking after the Little baby, who was also cared for by his Welsh servants, most notably, his Welsh governess Jane ap Hywel.

Margaret, however, was in a very unstable position.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Misconceptions on the Boleyns

Anne Boleyn's Falcon Badge
Today, Anne Boleyn and her family are more popular than ever! And sadly what comes with that popular is that the media and what not confuses people on who the real Boleyn family was. I've seen a whole range of misconceptions from Anne having a stepmother to George Boleyn hating his wife with a passion! None of them of true! So today I'll explain some of the most common ones and how just how wrong they are. Let's start shall we?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weird Search Keywords #9

Hello again! Ah, yes I've gotten more weird search terms so before Margaret Beaufort Part III comes out, I'll post the latest addition to the weird search term list!
  • henry vi and elizabeth of york love - heheh... wouldn't that be weird?
  • elizabeth of york edmund tudor and margaret beaufort - uh sure... Elizabeth of York met Edmund Tudor...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Anime Margaret of Anjou!

Yes I've been back at the drawing table again! To be completely honest I've been a little distracted lately with playing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (if you don't know what that is, it's only one of the best video games ever!!!) and so I've been drawing characters from that along with Tudor characters. One of the best that's come out so far is a shoujo style sketch of Margaret of Anjou. I got the idea from a pose I saw in one of my drawing instructional books and then turned it into Margaret. So you've probably gotten bored of my rambling now, and want to see the drawing right? Alright... Alright... here it is! Enjoy :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Margaret Beaufort: Lady Richmond (Part II)

Margaret Beaufort, countess of Richmond
(from later in life)

Once Margaret Beaufort reached the marriageable age of 12 she had to be married right away. She was one of the wealthiest heiresses in the land and King Henry VI wanted to ensure that she would be married to be good and faithful husband. His choice was his own half-brother, Edmund Tudor. Now Edmund was much older than Margaret( he was about 24/5) but Margaret has mature for her age so it wasn't like he was marrying a child. A few years earlier Margaret had been made Edmund's ward (in order to protect Margaret financially) and now the couple were to be married. Margaret must've been more than excited about the prospect of marrying Edmund!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Known Siblings of Edward IV

Rose of York
Most people who've been studying the Wars of the Roses definitely know who Edward IV is, same for his brothers George and Richard and sister Margaret and there's plenty of research on both of them. but this post is not about them. Edward IV had other siblings, ones that don't always receive as much attention in books or the media, but today I'll post a brief bit on each one.