Posts Tagged ‘Alice Chaucer’

27
Sep

27 SEPTEMBER 1442

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of John de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, only son of William de la Pole and Alice Chaucer.

As a child, John was married Margaret Beaufort, but the marriage contract was dissolved in February 1453 by Henry VI.  In 1458 he married instead Elizabeth, the daughter of Richard, duke of York, and Cecily Neville, a sister of Edward IV and Richard III.  They had 11 children.

Reference:

Michael Hicks, ‘Pole, John de la, second duke of Suffolk (1442–1492)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.  [accessed online 30 Aug. 2015]

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6
Feb

R.I.P. MARGARET FRAZER

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Bookworm, News

I just heard with great sadness that one of my favourite authors, Margaret Frazer, the pen name of Gail Frazer, passed away last night.

Her meticulously researched medieval detective stories, most of them featuring either Dame Frevisse or Joliffe, have been popular with many of us.  As they played in the mid-15th century, many of the persons of this period we are so interested in came to life in the pages of her novels.  For me, her Alice Chaucer is unforgettable.

Gail will be missed by many of us.

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