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There’s no-one who like a historical drama more than the team at Party Ark which is why we’ve been especially looking forward to The White Queen which began on the BBC at the weekend. We’ve even added some more accessories to our Knights Range and our Princess Costume collections.

The White Queen is the story of Elizabeth Woodville and Edward the Phwoooarth and here’s a few bonus facts about Jacquetta her mother if you’re already confused about who’s who. (Warning – SPOILERS if you didn’t pay enough attention in History when at school.)

Elizabeth’s mother Jacquetta of Luxembourg was top European nobility, and had first married Henry IV‘s son John Duke of Bedford – but he soon died. What happened then was scandalous: Richard Woodville, who was essentially her late husband’s butler, was supposed to bring Jacquetta to London, but instead they got married. King Henry was not happy and threatened to disinherit Jacquetta of her very substantial inheritance, but changed his mind when he saw how in love the couple were (plus a £1,000 fine).

So Jacquetta and Richard started vigouroulsy breeding, having fourteen children in rapid succession, and through her connection to King Henry had her butler-husband upgraded to Baron Rivers. After the tables turned and Edward IV became king, cunning Jacquetta persuaded her beautiful widowed daughter to intercept the king while out hunting, who was immediately beguiled by Elizabeth and married her in secret, a secret that Jacquetta ensured did not last long.

SPOILER: Now powerful at court, Jacquetta persuaded her new son-in-law the King to upgrade her husband again, to Earl; and for her son John (20) to marry the immensely rich Dowager Duchess of Norfolk who was about 80 years old and a bit like the Dowager Duchess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. Indeed, the entire and immense Woodville clan became uniquely powerful, much to the resentment of pretty much everyone else.

Eventually, of course, it all went horribly wrong when Warwick the Kingmaker, fed up with the meddling, had John and Jacquetta’s husband Richard executed, and spread rumours that Jacquetta was a witch. But her daughter Elizabeth Woodville would in turn be mother-in-law to Henry VII, and Jacquetta is therefore ancestor of all subsequent English monarchs.

(If all that has put you in the mood for a nobility-inspired Garden Party then we’ve got just the sorts of things you need.)

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.

Emily

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Now that the sun is shining, we think it’s time for a picnic and we’ve got some splendid Summer Partyware for you this year.

Here’s a few things you may not know about picnicking to get you in the mood:

* Following the French Revolution (ending with chopping the king’s head off) the citizens of Paris found they could wander through the Royal Parks with impunity, and picnicking became very popular.

* The most famous picnic is probably Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Manet, which sparked a public outcry with its depiction of clothed men and naked women. There’s also a equally good picnic painting with the same name by Monet, but unfortunately it’s in bits.

* In song, the most famous picnic is The Teddy Bear’s Picnic (originally called The Teddy Bear Two Step) which falls into the once heard, never forgotten list of earwig-songs.

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.

Emily

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