The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > British Royal History

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 05-10-2012, 10:20 PM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Bedford, mother of Elizabeth Woodville (1415/16-1472)

I am quite surprised that there isn't a thread about her already!

As the great-grandmother to King Henry VIII and great-great-grandmother to Mary I and Elizabeth I, I would have thought that would give her some merit for a thread let alone she was the first lady of England before Henry married Margaret of Anjou. Then she became her closest friend and confidant.

I would like to know what everyone thinks of her. Was she a power ambitious woman for her and her own or was she just dealing with the luck that she had (her daughter becoming queen).
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Torrance, United States
Posts: 1,554
IMO it was a little of both. She was adept at using her talents and making the best of a situation to further her family's rise. She is a very interesting woman.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2012, 09:26 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,526
Jacquetta is someone I would like to read more about

Jacquetta of Luxembourg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,762
Fascinating woman who also had charges of witchcraft leveled against her.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-11-2012, 02:33 PM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
Yes, the witchcraft charges probably didn't help her case but keep in mind that in those days anything that they didn't like or couldn't explain was brought down to witchcraft.

I doubt it was that. I just think she had some wicked awesome lick when it came to how she made it through the years as first lady then mother of the queen. Not to mention the period in between the lancaster york rule.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: alpine village, Germany
Posts: 1,804
She was discussed on other Threads, though.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-11-2012, 03:05 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,526
I often also wondered where Jacquetta was buried ?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-11-2012, 11:42 PM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
Oh true but she wasn't given her own thread. Maybe this won't last at all but she was, at one point, wife to the heir to throne which made her possibly the next queen of england. How different her life would have been? How different history would havde been? She wouldn't have married Richard Woodville so Anthony, John, Edwardm, Lionel all her boys... wouldn't have been born. Would Henry still have been able to claim the throne? Would Richard of York have been given royal cousin and heir apparent thus eliminating all the fighting? Edward from the throne? So many if's I know but gosh!!! How exciting!!

Ya! That too! I haven't much about her tbh here, I was really into the Tudors before I found out the Princes in the Tower and by proxy: the yorks (my favorite) but Jacquetta sounds really interesting. She was wife to the heir to the throne once. How different would history be if that had come to pass...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-12-2012, 03:54 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by p.annaliesse View Post
Oh true but she wasn't given her own thread.
Now she has two threads in separate locations.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-12-2012, 07:05 AM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
Because I gave her two :) one as an english royal and one as the daughter of the ducal house of Luxembourg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by p.annaliesse
Because I gave her two :) one as an english royal and one as the daughter of the ducal house of Luxembourg
She doesn't need two. Both threads discuss the same thing.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-12-2012, 08:04 PM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
Different opinions :)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,253
She married her British Duke at the age of 17 and this is when her public life began.
As there is no purpose served in having a duplicate thread in the Luxembourg forum (more so considering the opening posts are not only identical but ask for members' opinions without offering your own) the threads have been merged.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-15-2012, 12:22 AM
p.annaliesse's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, Canada
Posts: 11
I was at one time a staunch tudor follower as I had a read a book about poor Jane, the nine days queen. Ever since then I had become an avid reader of that time period (and that specific book about 11 times)

Turns out I've come full circle. I read Anne Easter Smith's "Queen by Right" the story of the Duchess Cecily of York and I turned coat so fast it was sad lol! I am such a York fan now! Granted the Tudors I love are half York, but they still carry the name Tudor.

To my point though, I had heard of Jacquetta and read of her through Annes books but since she wasn't a York relative of any sort she wasn't given her own book so I got the distant version. It wasn't until I had read Phillipa Gregory's book "Lady of the Rivers" that I got to know the dowager duchess in a way and I slowly became intrigued. I love thinking about how close to the crown she was since her first marriage was to the kings eldest uncle and the king without an heir made his uncle the heir apparent and her; his maybe queen. Wow! Just imagine how different life would have been then if they had got the throne..
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-21-2014, 10:58 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,084
When Jacquetta and John, Duke of Bedford married in 1432, John was the closest blood relative to King Henry VI.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri infanta cristina infanta elena infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg ottoman pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince joachim prince laurent prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess elisabeth princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marie princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia spain state visit sweden wedding william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]