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 Margaret of Anjou

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Margaret of Anjou

Birth
Pont-a-Mousson, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 25 Aug 1482 (aged 53)
Angers, Departement de Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Burial Angers, Departement de Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Memorial ID 8375049 View Source
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British Monarch. The Queen consort of King Henry VI, she was the daughter of Rene I, duke of Anjou and King of Naples and Sicily, and Isabella of Lorraine. She married Henry in 1445, and soon asserted her influence at court. She played a key role in the Wars of the Roses, leading Lancastrian forces in defense of her husband and only child Edward, Prince of Wales, and often devising grand strategies. She was learned and fierce, and devoted to hunting and reading. Upon the capture and death of her son in 1471, she remained a captive of King Edward IV until her release was arranged by King Louis XI of France. She returned to France and lived the rest of her life in relative poverty.

Bio by: Kristen Conrad


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 10 Feb 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8375049
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8375049/margaret_of_anjou : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret of Anjou (23 Mar 1429–25 Aug 1482), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8375049, citing Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, Angers, Departement de Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .