Medieval First Wives Club
Featuring Royal Divorcees from before 1600:
Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter: separated from her first husband, Duke of Exeter, because he was fighting against her family in the Wars of the Roses (and was also a giant asshat). Now famous for providing DNA to match against Richard III’s remains.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France… then Queen of England: marriage with Louis VII, King of France, for various political reasons surrounding the 2nd Crusade.
Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England: forced to divorce from Henry VIII of England because he was a philandering pig. He basically changed the religion of his country to divorce her. A staunch Catholic, she never accepted it.
(Please don’t give me a hard time about calling Kat A “medieval”… it was an artistic stretch borne of love!)
Message me if you want to discuss these ladies.