Thursday, March 19, 2015

The next installment of Kathy's Kings and Queens altered book

In case you missed the first five installments of this altered book, which should be read in order, you can find the first post here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, and the fifth here.

This page is all about King Henry VI.

I know several of you commented that the kings married quite young.  Some became kings quite young, too.

When Henry VI died, the House of York became the royal house of the kingdom.

Margaret was not a nice lady, at least according to what I have read about her.

She fueled the War of the Roses by calling the Great Council, then refused to include the House of York.

This made her a major player in the War of the Roses.

When Henry VI was put to death in the Tower of London, the House of York became the ruling house.  This did not put an end to the War of the Roses, though.

I found this in an old encyclopedia, but the timeline is a bit late because both Richard II  and Henry IV were mentioned.

The first Yorkist King, Edward IV was able to restore order, despite the temporary return to the throne of Henry VI who briefly reigned between1470 and 1471.  Edward was well known for his reduction of the Crown's debt.

Once again, Kathy spent more time printing images of Queen Consorts, than she did the Kings.

Because Elizabeth was a commoner, she and Edward married secretly.

She and Edward had two sons who survived their father.

Edward V was the boy King who reigned for 86 days, but was never crowned.  He and his younger brother Richard were declared illegitimate, taken to the heavily guarded Royal apartments at the Tower of London which also housed a Royal residence. Neither was ever seen again. Skeletons, allegedly theirs, found there in 1674 were later buried in Westminster Abbey.

This is the first time I have used my handmade paper in this AB.

Responsibility for the the King's and Duke's deaths is widely attributed to Richard III, but the lack of any solid evidence and conflicting contemporary accounts suggest there were other primary suspects.

According to Wikipedia:
Edward V is one of four English monarchs since the Norman Conquest never to have been crowned. If he died close to the time of his disappearance he is the shortest-lived male monarch in English history.

I obviously liked how these two pages looked together, since this is the first time I've taken a picture of a two page spread.

That's all I have for the moment.  I may have to change how I work on this book, since it's going so slowly.  Therefore, I ask that you forgive me if I make myself scarce until I get a bit farther along in this monster.  That doesn't mean I don't love and appreciate your gracious and wonderful comments, because you KNOW I do.

12 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

Another potted history lesson which is fascinating Elizabeth! Enjoy putting it all together, see you on the other side:-) xxx

jinxxxygirl said...

I have enjoyed looking at your work and i have been learning alot Elizabeth. I know more now about the Kings and Queens than i ever have.. :) So , so nice of you to be doing this for Kathy and taking and uploading all these pictures to share with us. I look forward to the next installment. Hugs! deb

Hettie said...

Wow!! You are on my favourite subject and time era. I love all this history. Have you ever read Philipa Gregory books? My fabourite!
Great project.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! This is going to be the best history book because you really are doing it with love for your friend Kathy!! Even better is that we get to see it too! Enjoy working on it - hopefully in a warmer room than of late!
The sun shone all day today and everything is turning green - Spring is coming!!! Take care, hugs, Chrisx

Carol said...

This book is so full of details :) History was always one of my favorite subjects.

Halle said...

You are going to need to teach a history seminar when you are done with this one! Wowsers!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thats a really GREAT project.. I admire your patience!
It will be gorgeous in the end!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm wondering if there are going to be enough pages to bring history up to date or if this was be a "Part one"?! You are doing an amazing job!

Have a happy weekend!

Divers and Sundry said...

I didn't think about it at the time, of course, but this would've made a wonderful project when the kids were studying history. You could keep it going as you work your way through the time periods. It's an interesting project.

~*~Patty S said...

WOW you are putting SO much into this book...really fabulous!
I look forward to catching up with you later this month.
Take Care E
Happy Spring!

Nan G said...

Coming along swimmingly, E! Don't worry about us ...we'll be here waiting with bated breath to see how this finishes out. It's an amazing and fascinating history for sure. Hugs from all us Girls

Corrine at said...

Truly fantastic. What a lucky friend. xox