Born on this day – Margaret Beaufort, later Lady Stanley, mother of Henry Tudor. Many Ricardians’ least favourite woman.
The woman who Matt’s friend Alys calls ‘a witch’ having met her at court. Would Alys – around 13 herself at the time and facing an arranged marriage to a far older man she doesn’t know – have reacted the same way had she known that Lady Margaret was not only married (and widowed) by her age, but also had given birth to her son?
The Order of the White Boar