Queen consort of Henry VII she was uniquely the daughter, sister, niece and wife ( Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III and Henry VII) of a reigning English king. Apparently happily married, Elizabeth gave birth to eight children but died … Continue reading
The two ambitious houses of England, the Yorks and the Lancasters, clashed in armed conflict for the throne: the War of the Roses. Henry deposed the despised Richard III and ascended the throne. He married Elizabeth of York effectively fusing … Continue reading
Two times a queen. Known through history as the notorious La Reine Margot. Not a bigot she saved many Protestants from slaughter. She spent her life living with sensual extravagance and reckless rebellion against the government. She was the last … Continue reading
Dull and pious. She worshiped her husband Henry III. Unable to have children she had chronic depression. After Henry was assassinated only wore white for mourning and her bedroom was painted black with silver tears covering the walls.
Momma’s boy and probably gay. Vacillated between doing drag and wearing too much jewelry to flailing himself bloody doing penance. Vigorously persecuted Protestants when it suited his purpose.
The wife and queen of Charles IX. Virtuous, beautiful and warm hearted. Devout in her piety to the point rigidity. She hated her Protestant subjects to the point where she would not allow them to kiss her hand when paying … Continue reading
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Thousands of Protestants were slaughtered by Catholics in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Charles was sent into a tailspin of grief, hysteria and guilt afterwards. He accused everyone including his mother of plotting against him.