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People/Characters: Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester

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A Dictionary of Devils and Demons by Julien L Tondriau
England in the Later Middle Ages by M.H. Keen
Epitaph for Three Women by Jean Plaidy
The geography of witchcraft by Montague Summers
The Haunters & The Haunted by Ernest Rhys
Henry VI by Bertram Wolffe
Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester by K.H. Vickers
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin
The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
The Writing on the Hearth by Cynthia Harnett

Character description

Eleanor Cobham (c. 1400-c. 1452) married Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, son of King Henry IV of England. She had been a lady-in-waiting to his first wife. In 1441, she was implicated in a conspiracy to use witchcraft to kill the young Henry VI, her husband's nephew (Humphrey was at that time heir to the throne). She was made to perform public penance in London, divorced, and imprisoned for life.

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