Hello again and welcome to another edition of First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.
This week my line is from a book that I am destined to enjoy because it is by one of my favorite historians, Amy Licence.
"On 31 May 1495, an old lady was putting the finishing touches to her will."
That 'old lady' is none other than Cecily Neville, who lived through an era of great turbulence in England. As mother to both Edward IV and Richard III, she could do little but watch as her sons destroyed one another - either physically or reputation-wise. She came close to being queen herself, and ended up out-living her husband and most of her children.
If you've not read anything by Amy Licence and love the drama of Lancaster vs. York, the Tudors specifically, or the Medieval period in general, you are missing out.
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