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Margaret of Anjou

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou

Profession: Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England


Biography: Figurehead for the Lancastrians during the War of the Roses (1455-85).

Born: March 23, 1430
Birthplace: Pont à Mousson, Duchy of Lorraine, France
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 25, 1482 (aged 52)

Married Life

  • 1445-04-23 Margaret of Anjou weds King Henry VI of England in Titchfield, Hampshire

Historical Events

  • 1445-05-30 Coronation as Margaret of Anjou as Queen Consort of England at Westminster Abbey
  • 1461-03-29 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV

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