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Margaret of York: Duchess of Burgundy, 1446-1503
This is the first full biography in English of Margaret and vividly demonstrates the role of women in the dynastic struggles of the period.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Sutton Publishing
(first published January 1st 1989)
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Margaret Duchess of Burgundy outlived all her brothers, and once she overcame her enemies she was in many ways more powerful than either of her brothers Edward IV and Richard III. The death of her cunning enemy Louis XI of France left Margaret one of the most successful politicians of Western Europe. She formed strong family bonds with the Habsburg emperors and earned permanent respect in her cities north of France. Her lifelong influence with Emperor Maximilian made her dangerous to the new ...more
A dense, and highly detailed story of a powerful woman who mostly appears in other people's histories. The book also gives a superb account of how the Burgundians thrived at the height of their power, and hints at how it went wrong. Wonderfully illustrated too.