The House of Plantagenet
The House of Plantagenet had its origins in a cadet branch of the original counts of Anjou, the dynasty established by Fulk I of Anjou at the beginning of the 10th century. The Plantagenet dynasty ruled England for over three hundred years, from 1154 -1485. They were a remarkable family, providing England with fourteen of its kings.
Richard's position could not be secure whilst his nephews lived. There seems to be no reasonable doubt that early in August Edward V and his brother Richard (whom Elizabeth Woodville had been forced to surrender) were murdered by their uncle's orders in the Tower. Attempts have been made to clear Richard's memory. But the report of the princes' death was believed in England at the time, "for which cause king Richard lost the hearts of the people"
ssue Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales House House of York Father Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York Mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York Born 2 October 1452 Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire Died 22 August 1485 (aged 32) Bosworth Field, Leicestershire Burial Greyfriars (Franciscan Friary), Leicester
Name: King Henry V Father: Henry IV Mother: Mary de Bohun Born: August 9, 1387 at Monmouth Castle Ascended to the throne: March 20, 1413 aged 25 years Crowned: April 9, 1413 at Westminster Abbey Married: Catherine de Valois Children: One son Henry VI Died: August 31, 1422 at Vincennes, France, aged 35 years, and 21 days Buried at: Westminster
The government of Isabella and Mortimer was so precarious that they dared not leave the deposed king in the hands of their political enemies. On 3 April, Edward II was removed from Kenilworth and entrusted to the custody of two subordinates of Mortimer, later imprisoned at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire where, it was generally believed, he was murdered by an agent of Isabella and Mortimer on 11 October 1327,
House of: Plantagenet Ascended to the throne: November 20, 1272 aged 33 years Crowned: August 19, 1274 at Westminster Abbey Married: (1) Eleanor, Daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile, (2) Margaret, Daughter of Philip III of France Children: Six sons including Edward II,and twelve daughters Died: July 7, 1307 at Burgh-by-Sands, Nr Carlisle, Cumbria, aged 68 years, and 19 days