blessed-margaret-pole - Martyr of England.She was born Margaret Plantagenet,the niece of Edward IV and Richard III.She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed,named countess of Salisbury,and appointed governess to Princess Mary,daughter of Henry VIII/Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain.She opposed Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn,and the king exiled her from court,although he had called her “the holiest woman in England.”
Edward the Confessor was the second-last Anglo-Saxon king of England, ruling from 1042 until 1066. It was confusion, disagreement, and treachery over who his successor should be that led to the Norman Conquest. The two rivals for the throne were Harold (the last Anglo-Saxon king) and William of Normandy, whose army killed Harold in the Battle of Hastings.
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10 Things you should know about St George’s Day. St George’s Day is a time to celebrate the patron saint of England. It’s a super excuse to enjoy or learn about some of England’s customs and traditions, and also to think about knights and castles and dragons!