RE:The White Queen
(Date Posted:08/25/2009 1:07 PM)
The Duchess of Bedford became a virtual nonentity for marrying so far beneath her, so it must've been a love story. From all accounts Bedford was a good guy, but I'm sure most 17-year-old girls weren't swooning at the notion of marrying a man in his 40s, & it was done in rather indecent haste after the death of his 1st wife, Anne of Burgundy. At least he was so busy trying to hold the English claim to France that he wasn't home much to bother her ROFL
Much as I hate to be even slightly anti-Ricardian, I do sometimes think Richard was hasty in getting rid of Anthony Woodville. From what I've seen he seemed to be the best of a bad lot & he might have been persuaded to support Richard. He was quite intelligent, religious, & a huge patron of the arts, & at least he's also remembered for being the author of the first book printed in English as well as for losing his head. Then again, I can see why Richard regarded a Woodville with half a brain as a huge threat.
I don't know, I'm sure it was different back then, but how folk could just run amuck blithely cutting off the heads of friends & rellies is beyond me. I mean, nowadays when someone really aggravates you & you're all I'm going to kill him....you can't ROFL Well, you could, but most folk aren't worth doing time for. Then they could do it, & sometimes in the heat of the moment, like what happened with Hastings. You have to wonder if any of them regretted yelling off with his head & wished they'd calmed down before saying it.
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