Should the first marriage of Margaret Beaufort be explored in the bio?

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Margaret Beaufort was formally betrothed to John de la Pole which was binding but was it ever a marriage?
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in Genealogy Help by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (249k points)

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The Complete Peerage, 2nd ed., vol 12A, states that they were married between 28 Jan and 7 Feb 1449/50, and that they had a papal dispensation on 18 August 1450 to "remain in marriage, previously contracted in ignorance that they were within the prohibited degrees" citing Calendar of Papal Letters, Vol X, p. 472.

The Complete Peerage goes on to say that the marriage was dissolved before 24 March 1452/53 when the marriage of Margaret and the custody of her father's lands was granted to Edmund, Earl of Richmond and Jasper, Earl of Pembroke.  Also referring to her second, third and fourth husbands.

I think that would indicate that the marriage took place and should be referred to in her biography.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (437k points)
selected by Darlene Athey-Hill
I'd just like to see that explanation in her bio. Also note there seems to be a typo in the long discussion of her burial. "Elizabeth Beaufort died........"
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Would you mind giving me the profile tags so I could help? :)
by Anonymous Anonymous G2G2 (2.8k points)
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Since his first marriage was binding enough that it had to be annulled, I would be inclined to post it.  They were both children when they wed, unlikely it was consummated. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_de_la_Pole,_2nd_Duke_of_Suffolk

by Connie Graham G2G6 Mach 1 (11.4k points)

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