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Who’s Who in the Wars of the Roses: Richard Neville

Richard Neville, aka “The Kingmaker,” was a crucial player in the Wars of the Roses, first being instrumental in putting the Yorks in power, then switching sides after Edward IV’s scandalous and previously secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville was revealed. He then worked to depose Edward IV and put the Lancasters back on the throne, all the while making strategic marriages for his two daughters… one to a York and one to a Lancaster, briefly pitting sister against sister. A wily politician, Richard knew how to play both sides at the same time. While the name Richard Neville may not be well remembered by history today, “The Kingmaker” certainly is... Read More

Why You Should Absolutely Take the Time to Document Your Family History Research

It can’t be said enough how important it is to document every single thing you add to your official family history. Citing sources is something that should be second nature to any serious family historian. If you are not already doing it, you should start, and make it a habit. You may think it’s not important to cite your sources, or that it takes too much time. Those are the reasons most beginners give for not citing. The fact is, there are many good reasons why you need to be doing this. Here are some of the top reasons to always cite your sources... Read More