Despite her valiant efforts on their behalf, Margaret of Anjou would lose both her husband and her son in the dynastic tragedy of the Wars of the Roses.
Faced with extreme pressures, the ruler of England suffered a complete breakdown. But beware modern diagnoses of medieval mental health.
A previously unnamed slave in Catherine of Aragon’s bedchamber may have known the answer to one of history’s greatest questions.
Henry VIII's coronation was greeted with a sense of hysterical optimism. As Lauren Johnson shows, it would not last.