Tudor Times: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch £3.50

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Lady Margaret Beaufort was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses. Lancastrian by birth and her marriage to Henry VI's half-brother, she was later a prominent courtier at the courts of Edward IV and Richard III. A woman with a talent for intrigue, she spotted the opportunity to promote the claim of her son, Henry Tudor, to the crown of England, and supported him in his successful invasion. Once her dynasty was established, Margaret turned to building and education, founding two great Cambridge Colleges.

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