Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part One: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Introduction The Middleham Jewel is a late 15th century gold pendant that was found near Middleham Castle in 1985. It is delicately engraved, and it is thought it could have kept a religious relic inside, a popular practice at the time. The beautiful large sapphire on the front adds to it’s beauty and meaning. The… Read More Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part One: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part Two: Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick

Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick Anne Beauchamp was born in 1426 at Caversham Castle in Berkshire to Richard Beauchamp, the 13th Earl of Warwick, and his wife Isabel le Despenser. As with many women of her time, not much is known about her and there doesn’t exist a contemporary image of her. Her family were… Read More Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part Two: Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick