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The King's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

Author: Michael K Jones; Malcolm G Underwood
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a study of the life of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and the foundress of two Cambridge colleges. It is at once the first biography of Lady Margaret to explore the full range of archival sources, and one of the best-documented studies of any late-medieval woman." "Lady Margaret's early experiences of the medieval 'marriage market' anticipated the turbulent political world in which she reached  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Henry, King of England; House of Tudor; Margaret Beaufort, Lady; Tudor (House of); Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Henri VII, roi d'Angleterre; Maison de Tudor; Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Henry, King of England; House of Tudor; Margaret Beaufort, Comtesse de Richmond and Derby); Henri, roi d'Angleterre); Tudor (famille); Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Beaufort
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Jones; Malcolm G Underwood
ISBN: 052134512X 9780521345125
OCLC Number: 22889914
Description: xv, 322 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Beauforts --
The St Johns --
The Zouches --
The Welles --
The Staffords --
The Stanleys --
The family background --
The Wars of the Roses --
The reign of Henry VII --
The countess and her property --
Household life --
A portrait of the countess --
The countess and the universities --
The legacy --
Itinerary of Lady Margaret, 1498-9 --
Lady Margaret's estates --
Officers, servants and scholars in Lady Margaret's household, c. 1499-1509 --
Versions of the last will of Lady Margaret in St John's College archives --
Lady Margaret's arms and seal --
Portraits of Lady Margaret.
Responsibility: Michael K. Jones, Malcolm G. Underwood.
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A biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. Deeply involved in the Wars of the Roses, a conspirator against Ricahrd III, she became the foundress of one of England's greatest  Read more...

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