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  • Queen by Right

    Cecily Neville

    There are a number of titles I might have chosen for this discussion of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, mother of Richard III and the fourth woman we meet in The Protector.   In her younger days, she was known as… Read More ›

  • The Young Anne Neville

    May Day Flowers

    My last article was about Richard III’s wife Anne, who was possibly “a reluctant queen.”  I would like to introduce you to my take on a younger version of this character in the following passage, the first two pages of… Read More ›

  • A Reluctant Queen?

    Anne Neville

    Of all the women who appear in The Protector, Anne Neville is the one we know least about.  Superficially, at least, this may seem strange.  She was the younger daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the mightiest nobleman of… Read More ›

  • The First Queen Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Woodville

    Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV, was the first queen of England to bear the name that has so much significance to us today.  Before her, there had been several queens styled Isabella and one Isabel (Spanish and Italian variants… Read More ›

  • The Merriest Harlot

    Jane Shore

    Jane Shore is the second person and the first woman we meet in The Protector, as she waits with members of Edwards IV’s Privy Council for an opportunity to speak to the dying king.  She has been his favorite mistress,… Read More ›