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Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy

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Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy

Post  Susan Abernethy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:10 am

Margaret of York, sister to two kings of England, made one of the most brilliant marriages of her century. She married Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. When she became a childless widow, she managed to settle into a comfortable, wealthy life and to have a principal role in Burgundian government for her husband’s heirs until her death at the age of fifty seven.

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Re: Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy

Post  Bunnies on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:33 am

I've always loved Margaret of York. When it comes to the War of the Roses, I'm a Yorkist through and through and she threw everything she had into their cause. True, she used questionable means (a la Warbeck) at times but I can forgive her, in light of how nifty she was.

I believe her step-daughter became Duchess of Burgundy in her own right and would be an ancestress of Marie Antoinette. Making Richard III Antoinette's many-great step-uncle.

Which isn't worth mentioning but my well-documented Ricardianism requires me to. I'm sorry everyone.

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