Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482) was Queen of England from 1445, wife of Henry VI of England.
After the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses in 1455 she acted as the leader of the Lancastrians against the Yorkists, but was defeated and captured at the batle of Tewkesbury in 1471 by Edward IV.
Her one object had been to secure the succession of her son, Edward (born 1453), who was killed at Tewkesbury. After five years' imprisonment Margaret was allowed in 1476 to return to her native France, where she died in poverty.
Why is Margaret of Anjou famous?
Margaret of Anjou was the wife of King Henry VI of England.