Amongst Eton’s most famous supernatural residents is Jane Shore – mistress to Edward IV (1442 - 1483) – who has long been credited with saving the College from closure by the new Yorkist king.
The end of 1460 had been a bad year for the Yorkists. Richard Duke of York and his younger son Edmond had been killed in battle. The elder son Edward was now Duke of York, and he assumed his father’s claim to the throne. The tide would now begin to turn in favour of the... Continue Reading →