Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester: Witchcraft, treason, and sanctuary denied

In 1441, Eleanor, duchess of Gloucester, wife of the king’s uncle Humphrey of Gloucester, was accused of employing astrology & necromancy to “imagine the king’s death.” If the young Henry VI died, her own husband Humphrey was the next heir, and she would become queen. Allegedly aided by scholars learned in the magical arts, asContinue reading “Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester: Witchcraft, treason, and sanctuary denied”