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Margaret Beaufort married John of Gaunt….!

 

wood carving of Sir Christopher Urswick in Urswick School’s musuem

I always thought Starkey was a waspish prig (his public opinion of those who support Richard III is just as derogatory!) but having read this article, I think he’s slap-dash as well. Certainly he can’t be checking what goes out to herald the latest of his lectures – this one will no doubt manage to be another anti-Richard diatribe. It’s based around Christopher Urswick, and here’s a quote from the above link:-

“Born in Furness, Cumbria, in 1448 Christopher Urswick had a remarkable life….He was a priest but and [sic] became a confessor of Margaret Beaufort. She had married King Edward III’s son, John of Gaunt, when she was just 13. Not long after she gave birth to his child, Henry, she was widowed.”

I had no idea that Margaret and her son were that old…or that such an extra skeleton lurked in their capacious cupboard. Henry VII would have been cock-a-hoop to claim Gaunt as his father! But I wonder if Gaunt was aware of this extra wife and son?

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3 thoughts on “Margaret Beaufort married John of Gaunt….!

  1. Parmandil on said:

    This reminds me of the Spanish translation of “The Flying Inn”. The translator managed somehow to turn a historically accurate paragraph into this: “Misysra Ammon knew, what next to none of the English present knew, that Richard II was called a “boar” by a thirteenth century poet and a “hog” by a fifteenth century poet.” Ahem. And that is why reading the original text is always best.

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  2. dilyshartland on said:

    What a sloppy blunder.

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  3. That is an interesting twist. 😂

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