The burning question of the day, at least for me:
When Henry VI fell into madness on August 16, 1453 at the hunting lodge in Clarendon, where was his wife, Queen Margaret?
All the secondary sources I’ve seen imply that she was with him in Clarendon and escorted him back to Westminster and then Windsor Castle. That is, that she was in constant attendance on him. But the sources only imply, they don’t clearly state.
I’ve now come across one interpretation (a novel of historical fiction but clearly thoroughly researched) that flatly states that Margaret, seven months pregnant, was at the palace in Greenwich and stayed out of personal contact with Henry until after her child was born.
Maybe the novel’s author was indulging in creative license or maybe my own research for a novel has led me in the wrong direction…?
Can anyone come up with a reasonable, reliable source that clearly states where Margaret was in August 1453? My own google-fu has fallen short.