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Kingfinder General

(Reblogged from The Yorkist Age) Philippa Langley has announced that she is now involved in the search for King Henry I on the site of Reading Abbey. Reading Abbey was of course destroyed during the reign of that much-loved king, Henry VIII. A few ruins remain and the site is partially built over. It is less well known that very close to the grave of Henry I is that of a Yorkist princess, indeed the very first Yorkist princess, Constance, the daughter of Edmund of Langley and great-grandmother of Queen Anne Neville. Constance should be easy to identify, as it is recorded that she was buried with her little great-granddaughter, Anne Beauchamp. It is my hope that Constance of York and Anne Beauchamp will be rediscovered and reburied in consecrated ground.

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2 thoughts on “Kingfinder General

  1. Well, if these people are found, I hope it won’t lead to the kind of ‘reburial rage’ Ricardian sites have been exposed to over the past few years.

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  2. Stephanie Brooke on said:

    Finding Constance of York would also provide the mtDNA of Anne Neville + Edward, Earl of Warwick (Maria de Padilla – Isabel of Castile – Constance – Anne Beauchamp)

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