On this episode I am joined by PhD candidate, Johanna Strong to discuss the unfair judgement by history of the first Queen regnant in English history – Queen Mary I. Get the truth behind her horrible nickname, her worst and best decisions, her pregnancies, her childhood and much, much more!
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The Wars of the Roses, or the Cousins Wars, were one of the most deadly and tumultuous times in English history, resulting in the death of many nobles. Today, Rachael Dickzen and I talk about some of the key players of the time: Henry VI, Edward IV, the Kingmaker, and Richard, Duke of York. We also discuss the women of the Wars of the Roses, including Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou. We take a look at the family tree of Edward III and how that affected history, and we also touch base on sanctuary and quick executions.Read More