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There is therefore ample proof that Henry Tudor had been seriously considered as a candidate for the hand of Elizabeth long before the events of 1483 and the disappearance of her brothers.  It explains why Dr Morton, the Queen Dowager and the Duke of Buckingham accepted Henry as the obvious suitor for the heiress of Edward IV, tacitly recognizing his claim to the throne – which was why they followed Margaret’s lead in plotting against Richard from such an early stage.  Richard’s habitual absence from court indicates that he had known nothing of the proposed marriage and accounts for why he at first failed to identify Henry Tudor as his principal rival.
—  The Wars of the Roses by Desmond Seward
IMPORTANT

Barnes and Noble is selling books on their website/in their stores such as “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” and “Stop Autism Now! A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” and I am pissed. Not only are these books scientifically inaccurate, but using “parenting guides” as a way to masquerade around behind the scenes with hate and bigotry is absolutely disgusting. Children of parents who read these books and employ their methodology will be at risk for a host of mental illnesses, not to mention drug use and suicidal tendencies. I will (sadly, bc I love books a lot) be boycotting Barnes and Noble until these books are pulled from their inventories, and would appriciate it if y'all would share/do the same. This hatred needs to be stopped.

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