Question: What's most interesting about Jane Shore?
The celebrated mistress of Edward IV.; was the young wife of a respected London goldsmith until she was taken up by the king, through whom, until the close of the reign, she exercised great power, "never abusing it to any man's hurt, but to many a man's comfort and relief"; was ill-treated and persecuted by Richard III. for political purposes; subsequently lived under the patronage of Lord Hastings, and afterwards of the Marquis of Dorset, surviving until 1527; the story of her life has been made the subject of many ballads, plays, etc.
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