Edward I's Granddaughters
Murder, Power and Plantagenets
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
176 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 30 black and white illustrations
- June 2023
- In Stock
In 1338, by the time she was fourteen, Alice was married to Sir Edward Montagu, younger brother of the famous earl of Salisbury, William Montagu and Bishop of Ely, Simon Montagu. Edward was a warrior knight at Crecy, involved in the wars with Scotland, loyal to his brother and his king. The marriage produced five children within a decade, but by 1350 Edward Montagu was showing his dark side and was part of the knightly criminal gangs that terrorized local areas. One day in June 1351, Alice of Norfolk paid the price.
Despite being a Plantagenet, daughter of an earl, granddaughter, niece and cousin to kings, Alice of Norfolk has mostly been forgotten. Even looking at contemporary records, Alice hardly features apart from land and property dealings with her husband. A dusty reference to the unfortunate circumstances of her death marks the end of her life and one which will more than likely remain a mystery.
“A brilliant and informative history that rescues from an undeserved obscurity the lives and times of King Edward's grandchildren… Edward I's Granddaughters [is] an extraordinary and inherently fascinating study.” ~Midwest Book Review