History : Oct-Nov 2015
8 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2015 PROFILES attested, Edward had entered into a similar secret marriage with Lady Elea- nor Talbot. Eleanor was still alive when Edward later married Elizabeth Wood- ville, making him a bigamist and ren- dering his offspring, including the would-be Edward V, illegitimate. Not everyone is convinced that Edward married Eleanor Talbot, but no one has ever questioned the basic fact of his relationship with her, and since Eleanor was both deeply religious and of royal descent, her reported refusal to become Edward’s mistress seems credible. Moreover, even if she had not married Edward, the Three Estates accepted the story and used their legal authority to reject Edward V and invite a possibly reluctant Richard to become king over his nephew. Richard’s portrayal as a usurper is therefore a graphic example of history being re- written by the victor—Henry VII. In the Name of the King Tudor sources also accuse Richard III of being a murderer. In Shakespeare’s play Richard is haunted by the ghosts of his alleged victims: Ed- ward of Westminster (suppos- edly the son of King Henry VI); Henry VI himself; George, Duke of Clarence; Earl Rivers; Richard Grey and Thomas Vaughan; Lord Hastings; Ed- ward and Richard, often called the Princes in the Tower; the Duke of Buckingham, and Queen Anne Neville. BRIANJANNSEN/FOTOTECA9X12 LA LOCURA DEL PODER BONIFACIO V. POR ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO. SIGLO XIII. PALACIO DEL VATICANO. PARA LOS ATENIEN de la época clásica, como ex- presa Jenofonte, la esposa ideal era la que había pasado toda su vida entrenamiento gimnástico de encerrada había aprendido a hilar y gober- nar tanto, excluidas de la, reptamet fugit aspeles truntin nisto bearunturem velicipsam ducide THE FACE OF A QUEEN? ELEANOR TALBOT, AUTHOR’S RECONSTRUCTION DAUGHTER OF THE EARL OF SHREWSBURY and granddaughter of the Earl of Warwick, Eleanor Tal- bot undoubtedly had a relationship with Edward IV, whose younger brothers married two of her first cousins. John Ashdown-Hill discovered what are probably her remains in the city of Norwich, England. ILLUSTRATION: JOHN ASHDOWN-HILL THE TOWER OF LONDON was where Richard and Edward, known as the Princes in the Tower, stayed before disappearing in the summer of 1483.
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