By Anne O'Brien
The Welsh Marches 1460 ~ within the eerie depths of Llanwardine Priory, Elizabeth de Lacy is ready to take the veil while she is advised she needs to wed her family-s sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy kinfolk may turn out constructive - if in basic terms to maintain his enemies shut - Elizabeth has now not anticipated to think such excessive appeal, or to discover Richard so variety, knowing and devastatingly good-looking. His arm feels robust underneath her hand, and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their option to the bridal chamber...
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73 But one interment in the century does indeed reveal the complex character of the court at formal play: this was the re-burial in 1476 of Edward TV's father, Richard, duke of York, who had been killed in battle all of sixteen years before. 74 In July 1476 Edward IV and his court travelled north to re-inter the two bodies at Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire, whose collegiate church was patronised by the house of York. The event was organised by the master of ceremonies of the fifteenth-century English court, the dean of the Royal Chapel, William Dudley.
For the sovereigns 'of thys most hygh court tcmporall', who had the power to exclude persons (even those stricken with leprosy or pestilence) 'out of courte', see Myers, Household of Edward IV, pp. 124, 163, 216. By the early fourteenth century, theirjurisdiction extended up to twelve miles from the king's presence. , pp. 92, 101. 120, 144, 151-52, 168, and the contemporary sources above. 53 Priscilla Bawautt, Gavin Douglas (Edinburgh, 1976), ch. 3; for a comment, see Mervyn James, Society, Politics and Custom (Cambridge, 1986), pp.
H. , Oxford, 1955), pp. xxvii, 55-56, from Bodleian Library MS. l (c. 1480). ), Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century, part I (Oxford, 1971), p. 381. 39 Helen Miller, Henry VIII and the English Nobility (Oxford, 1986), p. 79. 40 My en, Household of Edward IV, p. 162(1471-72). , p. 47. 42 'Bluemantle Pursuivant', p. 387, a common enough phrase. For the ranks of noblemen 'in the court', see Myers, Household of Edward IV, pp. 94-104, 197 (1471-72). 22 King and Country brothers and his mother.
Chosen for the Marriage Bed by Anne O'Brien