Title of Abstract

She-Wolf

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Cody ChesterFollow

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One WU mentor: Gregory Bell, Ph.D.; Bellgd@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

History

Faculty Mentor

Gregory Bell, Ph.D.

Abstract

Margaret of Anjou was queen consort of King Henry VI of England and a leader of the Lancastrians during the infamous Wars of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster. Queen Margaret was strong-willed and ambitious, although she led an unsuccessful attempt at obtaining the crown for her son, Prince Edward. Her arranged marriage to Henry VI was intended to create a truce in the Hundred Years’ War between her homeland, France, and England. As queen, Margaret proved to be a formidable adversary for those who opposed her. But, just how much of an impact did Queen Margaret, otherwise known as the “She-Wolf” have on the Wars of the Roses? Due to her marriage to the inept and mentally unbalanced King Henry VI, she became a key figure in the King’s court, and at times ruled with her husband acting as a figurehead only. Margaret was opposed by Richard, Duke of York, but raised armies and formed alliances. Overall, Queen Margaret was a fierce Queen that did everything in her power to secure her son’s place on the throne. Though she failed, Queen Margaret certainly played a key role and had significant impact on the Wars of the Roses.

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Margaret of Anjou was queen consort of King Henry VI of England and a leader of the Lancastrians during the infamous Wars of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster. Queen Margaret was strong-willed and ambitious, although she led an unsuccessful attempt at obtaining the crown for her son, Prince Edward. Her arranged marriage to Henry VI was intended to create a truce in the Hundred Years’ War between her homeland, France, and England. As queen, Margaret proved to be a formidable adversary for those who opposed her. But, just how much of an impact did Queen Margaret, otherwise known as the “She-Wolf” have on the Wars of the Roses? Due to her marriage to the inept and mentally unbalanced King Henry VI, she became a key figure in the King’s court, and at times ruled with her husband acting as a figurehead only. Margaret was opposed by Richard, Duke of York, but raised armies and formed alliances. Overall, Queen Margaret was a fierce Queen that did everything in her power to secure her son’s place on the throne. Though she failed, Queen Margaret certainly played a key role and had significant impact on the Wars of the Roses.