History: What’s With the “York” in “New York?”

Once upon a time… there were two English families constantly at war with one another. These noble families were the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The English people were sick and tired of it. Finally, a twenty-eight-year-old member of the House of Lancaster, Henry Tudor, married the daughter of Edward IV. Thus, Henry Tudor reined as Henry VII. While he reined from 1485-1509, there was an absence of war with other countries and England’s energy was spent exploring the New World, science and the arts. That was the House of Lancaster.

The role the House of York plays in America’s world famous city comes to us through King Charles II and his land grant to James, the Duke of York. The land grant ran between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers.

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What Does Queen Mean? How About Queen Mother? Queen Consort?

If a woman is a wife of a king, she is a “queen consort”. If she is a ruling queen, she is a “queen regnant”. If she is the widow of a king, she is a “queen dowager”. If a queen has a son or daughter who is either a king or queen, the mother is called “queen mother”. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince. Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AYLMDW8/ref=nrn_si_text

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So That’s How They Became Royalty

Convincing the rest of the group that you have supernatural powers of control will make you a God or Goddess, at least that was the way it was for many ancient tribes. In the instance of men, if the “power” was believed to be passed to the Wizard’s son or relative, the position was handed down. The heir to the throne, so to speak. We see this in modern political families. The great talker, the great negotiator, convinces us that their heir is the next great wizard of politics. If a man had these magical powers and the skill of a warrior these men became King and their sons or nephews inherited the title whether they were competent or not.

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The Beautiful Queen Had Several Lovers

It must have been scandalous. Marguerite, Queen of France was about nineteen when she married Henry IV and after twenty-seven years of marriage, divorced. As the daughter of Henry II and Catherine de’ Medici, she was cultured, beautiful and the author of memoirs and poems. Known to have had several lovers, this Queen was quite the romantic.

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The Bohemian Royal Couple

Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of King James I. In 1613, after Elizabeth married Frederick V, this Bohemian couple lived in Frederick’s capital of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1618, Frederick became King of Bohemia. The Thirty Years War began in the same year. In 1619, Elizabeth and Frederick were crowned King and Queen at Prague. But the Bohemian Royal couple had to escape. The Queen made it safely to Holland and became friends with Maurice of Orange. In 1661 Elizabeth went to England, residing in London until her death in 1662 at about the age of sixty-six.

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