2 thoughts on “Was Margaret Beaufort’s final marriage ever more than a business arrangement?

  1. Very interesting! Do you think part of her independence from Lord Stanley might have been to avoid further muddying the succession argument?

    1. It’s certainly possible. I have heard claims that Edward IV only agreed to their marriage on the condition that it was childless – he didn’t want another potential Lancastrian heir. However, I think that is unlikely.

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