Friday, 3 July 2015
Mini History Blogs: On this day in 1468 Charles the Bold married Margaret of York.
In 1467, Charles the Bold became Duke of Burgundy on the death of his father, this followed the death of Charles's second wife Isabel of Bourbon who died in 1465.
In 1454 Charles the Bold's mother, Isabella of Burgundy, granddaughter of John of Gaunt, had favoured a match with England when considering a second wife for her son, but a marriage into the present English royal family was out of the question due to the reigning monarchs consort Margaret of Anjou, being the niece of Charles VII of France who was Burgundy’s bitterest enemy, it was then Charles married Isabel.
Eleven years later, in 1465 after the death of Isabel, Charles was in need of a new wife. This time however, the Yorkists were in a far better position than they had been in 1454, now Edward IV was king of England. Edward's sister Margaret, the youngest daughter of Richard, Duke of York and Cecily Neville was the chosen bride, and in 1468 it was Phillippe Pot who headed the marriage negotiations with the English.
Extract from my blog
Phillippe Pot: Burgundian Nobleman, Military Leader and Diplomat