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  •  Margaret Tudor was a remarkable woman. (0+ / 0-)

    Despite her traumatic experience with her husband, which did indeed make her unable to have more children, Margaret not only survived him (Edmund Tudor died of plague when she was 7 months pregnant), but also survived 3 subsequent husbands.

    A brilliant scholar, Margaret founded 2 colleges in Cambridge, England. She was instrumental in scheming to bring her only son to the English throne by convincing her then-husband, Earl Stanley, to betray Richard III at Bosforth, thus sending his troops to Henry's cause while still on the battlefield.

    Margaret must have had some affection for Edmund since years after his death, she specified in her will that she was to be buried next to him. Although it may have been that she already saw her son as a future king, and intended for his Tudor parents to be buried together. She lived to the ripe age - for the times - of 68.

    Not trying to derail the topic here, and I certainly adamantly oppose any lowering of the age of consent. I just wanted to indulge my fascination with Margaret and provide a few more details I thought were interesting.

    _Let's dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people. Robert Kennedy_

    by bogieshadow on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:06:29 PM PDT

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