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Margaret of Burgundy

Margaret of Burgundy (1446–1503) was a sister of Edward IV. After considerable negotiation, she was married in 1468 to Charles, duke of Burgundy, amid lavish celebrations. The marriage had great diplomatic significance in creating an alliance against Louis XI of France, and the duke gave assistance to Edward IV in 1470 when he was driven into exile. Margaret's husband was killed at the battle of Nancy in 1477 fighting against the Swiss. After Henry VII took the throne of England, she continued to support the Yorkist cause, giving refuge to both Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck. Caxton was in her service 1470–6.

J. A. Cannon

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