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Written by Deborah d'Bajor
(8/23/2004 11:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Pictures of perfection, penned by JulieW
Actually England was getting along quite nicely under Richard III - it dodn't really need 'rescuing' by Henry - who hid behind his army at Bosworth! History is written by the victors, eh? - except where Jane stands up for the underdog!!
The Tudor Rose is another piece of propoganda, as the Lancastrians didn't really have a red rose badge, although the white rose was ONE Yorkist badge, along with the Falcon and the Fetterlock. Hey - but it looks nice!
Elizabeth of York was the eldest daughter of Edward IV - eldest child, in fact. She's said to be the model for the Queen of Hearts on traditional English playing cards.
Henry was survived by his mother, Margaret Beaufort (directly descended from the illegitimate children of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III) and Katherine Swynford (sister was married to Chaucer), and by all accounts she was a great unofficial adviser to him. Or one might say he was a bit of a Mummy's boy!
Oh, I like the comparison with Mr Collins - LOL!!!
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