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Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART

Eleanor of Aquitaine by dashinvaine on deviantART

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Etienne de Blois (1096-1154) - Stephen of Blois, King of England from 1135 to his death, grandson of William the Conqueror. Married to Mathilde de Boulogne.

Katheryn de Roet-Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (c.1350-1403) was the mistress & eventual 3rd wife of Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt. Originally a misunderstood figure in history, recent scholarship has rehabilitated Katheryn's reputation & re-affirmed her significance in English history. She is the woman from which every ruler of England since Henry V is somehow descended. Most notably she is the ancestress of the Tudor's, the Stuart's & the Windsor's.

The medieval Jewel Tower was once the treasure house of Edward III

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Berkeley Castle, where Edward II is believed to have been murdered here in 1327 on the orders of Mortimer and Isabella. But in his biography of Edward III, Ian Mortimer says that E-II didn't die here -- he lived on in exile on the Continent, and Edward III knew that. Interesting assertion.

George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence was born in Dublin on the 21st October 1449. He was the 3rd surviving son of Richard, Duke of York and Lady Cecily Neville. At the time his father was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Later they returned to Fotheringhay, which became home during his growing up. Three years later his brother Richard was born, the child who become Richard III.

14th century Warwick Castle - Warwickshire, is the seat of the Earls of Warwick and for over 950 years has been a family home for members of the Beaumont, Beauchamp, Neville, Plantagenet, Dudley and Greville families.

Philippa of Hainault and Edward III of England

Map of The Plantagenet Domains in 1154

Empress Matilda (1102 - 1167). After her brother died and her father failed to have a son with his second wife, he made the barons swear to honor Matilda as queen after his death. She was married first to Emperor Henry V and then to Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, who was the father of her son, Henry II. She briefly held power in 1141. She fought against her cousin, Stephen, for the throne, but lost. In 1153 Stephen was forced to accept her son as his heir, and she lived to see him crowned king.

Silver Falcon of the Plantagenets on top of a decorated bollard at the Hampton Court Palace in London, England; photo by Patrick Baty, a Historical Paint Consultant working at Hampton Court Palace to keep the colors of many places/ palaces/ objects historically correct

In 1478...George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, was to be executed. His request? To be drowned in a barrel of wine.

ISABELLA OF FRANCE (born between 1288-1296-d.1358). QUEEN CONSORT OF EDWARD II from 25th January, 1308 until her husband's deposition on 20th January, 1327. HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET. PICTURE: 15th century manuscript illustration of Isabella of France with Roger Mortimer (hence the reason why Isabella and her lover are wearing Gothic armor). From a manuscript in the British Library.

ANNE OF BOHEMIA (b.1366-d.1394).(First) QUEEN CONSORT OF RICHARD II from 20th January, 1382 until her death on 7th June, 1394. HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET. PICTURE: A rendering of Anne of Bohemia's tomb effigy, part of her joint tomb with Richard II at Westminster Abbey.

BERENGARIA OF NAVARRE (c.1165-1170-d.1230). QUEEN CONSORT OF RICHARD I from 12th May, 1191 until her husband's death on 6th, 1199. HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET. PICTURE: Berengaria of Navarre's tomb effigy at the Abbaye de l'Epau.