BIOGRAPHY OF MARGARET OF ANJOU QUEEN CONSORT ENGLAND 1430-1482

GENERAL

Descent French Royalty: 2G Granddaughter John "The Good" II King France

EVENTS

On 23 Mar 1430 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 was born to René Valois-Anjou I Duke Anjou 1409-1480 (21) and Isabella Metz I Duchess Lorraine 1400-1453 (30)

On 18 Mar 1445 Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460 (33) met Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (14) at Pontoise.

On 23 Apr 1445 Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (23) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (15) were married at Titchfield Abbey, Fareham, Hampshire. Fifth Cousin

On 30 May 1445 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (15) was crowned as Queen Consort England

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 was born to Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (23) at Westminster Palace, Westminster. When Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) recovered from his catatonic state, he greeted the child as a 'miracle'. There is some speculation as the child's actual father since Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (23) had been married for many years before the child was born. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (47) has been suggested.

On 24 Mar 1458 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (40) presided at Westminster Abbey, Westminster during the Loveday. John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford 1435-1461 (22) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 (58) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (30) , Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 (22) , Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460 (46) , Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland 1421-1461 (36) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (35) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (28) attended in an attempt to reconcile the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions.

On 18 Feb 1461 after the Second Battle of St Albans William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville 1392-1461 (68) and Thomas Kyriell 1396-1461 (65) were beheaded after having protected Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (39) during the battle. Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (30) reneged on their immunity and tried them in front of her seven year old son Prince Edward who ordered them to be beheaded.

On 22 Jul 1470 Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (42) , Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (48) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (40) signed the Angers Agreement that had been arranged by Louis "Father of the People" XI King France 1423-1483 (47) at Angers Cathedral, Angers. Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 (16) and Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (14) were formally betrothed as part of the Agreement.

On 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (41) lands at Weymouth, Dorset with John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (71) .

After 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 was imprisoned at Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

After 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 was imprisoned at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 04 May 1471 at the Battle of Tewkesbury Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (41) was captured. Her son Edward Lancaster Prince Wales 1453-1471 (17) was killed. John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (36) , John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (71) and John Beaufort 1441-1471 (30) were killed. Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 (32) and Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471 (44) were beheaded after the battle.

In 1475 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (44) was ransomed

On 25 Aug 1482 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 (52) died at Chateau Dampierre-sur-Loire, Dampierre-sur-Loire, Saumur

After 25 Aug 1482 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 was buried at Angers Cathedral, Angers

ANCESTRY

Father: René Valois-Anjou I Duke Anjou 1409-1480

GrandFather: Louis King Naples 1377-1417

1G GrandFather: Louis Valois-Anjou I Duke Anjou 1339-1384

2G GrandFather: John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fortunate" VI King France 1293-1350

4G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet 1273-1299

3G GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy 1293-1349

4G GrandFather: Robert Burgundy II Duke Burgundy 1248-1306

4G GrandMother: Agnes Capet

2G GrandMother: Bonne Luxembourg 1315-1349

3G GrandFather: John I King Bohemia 1296-1346

4G GrandFather: Henry Luxembourg VII Holy Roman Emperor Luxembourg 1275-1313

4G GrandMother: Margaret Brabant

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohemia

1G GrandMother: Marie Chatillon 1345-1404

2G GrandFather: Charles "Saint" Chatillon Duke Brittany 1319-1364

3G GrandFather: Guy Chatillon I Count Blois -1342

4G GrandFather: Hugh Chatillon II Count Blois -1307

4G GrandMother: Beatrix Dampierre -1307

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet 1279-1318

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

4G GrandMother: Maria Reginar 1256-1321

2G GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Capet Count Penthièvre 1319-1384

3G GrandFather: Guy Capet Count Penthièvre 1287-1331

4G GrandFather: Arthur Capet Duke Brittany 1261-1312

4G GrandMother: Marie Unknown Viscountess Limoges

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Avaugour

GrandMother: Yolanda Barcelona

1G GrandFather: John I King Aragon 1350-1396

2G GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon 1319-1387

3G GrandFather: Alfonso IV King Aragon 1299-1336

4G GrandFather: James II King Aragon 1267-1327

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

3G GrandMother: Teresa Enteca

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona

3G GrandFather: Peter II King Sicily 1304-1342

4G GrandFather: Frederick III King Sicily 1272-1337

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Capet

1G GrandMother: Yolande Bar 1365-1431

2G GrandFather: Robert Bar 1st Duke Bar 1344-1411

3G GrandFather: Henry Bar IV Count Bar 1315-1344

4G GrandFather: Edward Bar -1336

4G GrandMother: Mary Burgundy 1298-1336

3G GrandMother: Yolande Dampierre 1331-1395

4G GrandFather: Robert Dampierre Count Marle -1331

4G GrandMother: Joan Montfort 1296-1364

2G GrandMother: Marie Valois

3G GrandFather: John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364

4G GrandFather: Philip "Fortunate" VI King France 1293-1350

4G GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy 1293-1349

3G GrandMother: Bonne Luxembourg 1315-1349

4G GrandFather: John I King Bohemia 1296-1346

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohemia

Mother: Isabella Metz I Duchess Lorraine 1400-1453

GrandFather: Charles Metz II Duke Lorraine 1364-1431

1G GrandFather: John Metz I Duke Lorraine 1346-1390

2G GrandFather: Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine 1320-1346

3G GrandFather: Frederick "Fighter" Metz IV Duke Lorraine 1282-1329

4G GrandFather: Theobald Metz II Duke Lorraine 1263-1312

4G GrandMother: Isabelle Lady Rumigny

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Habsburg -1353

4G GrandFather: Albert Habsburg I Duke Austria 1255-1308

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Carinthia

2G GrandMother: Marie Chatillon 1319-

3G GrandFather: Guy Chatillon I Count Blois -1342

4G GrandFather: Hugh Chatillon II Count Blois -1307

4G GrandMother: Beatrix Dampierre -1307

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet 1279-1318

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

4G GrandMother: Maria Reginar 1256-1321

1G GrandMother: Sophie Württemberg

2G GrandFather: Eberhard Württemberg