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    the claim only arose when politically convrnient, and not before.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:05:31 PM PST

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    •  EdIV wasn't around to send them to an early grave (1+ / 0-)
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      Laurence Lewis

      Mostly an amiable dude, even considering that his enemies had mounted the heads of his father and brother upon spikes on a tower.  But you still didn't want to get on that guy's bad side.

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:37:52 PM PST

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      •  and he wasn't considered terribly bright (3+ / 0-)
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        and was so dissolute he routinely slept with the wives of his friends and aides, and when he was done with one brief lover would hand her off to his friends. but he won every battle, and clearly had an innate gift for leadership. henry vi, of course, suffered from devastating mental illness, and never was suited for any kind of leadership, and probably would have been best off as some sort of monk.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:21:58 PM PST

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    •  The claim wasn't relevant (1+ / 0-)
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      until Edward IV died.  Until then, he was the crowned and anointed king.  Had Stillington died before he did, his sons would have inherited, free and clear.

      •  it was still an issue (1+ / 0-)
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        because securing his crown for his son was of paramount importance. it had been a huge worry when he kept having daughters, before his first son. among other things, it strengthened the lancastrian claim.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:58:02 PM PST

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