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Historical Figures I've Enjoyed Studying

I love to read Historical Biographies-some of these people and things I find interesting

Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library

The Crowning Chair in Westminster Abbey, every British King or Queen has been crowned in this chair since 1308

The Tomb of Lady Catherine Grey (1540 - 1568) and Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford (1539-1621) Salisbury Cathedral. The younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, Catherine was a granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Mary, and a potential successor to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England, but incurred Elizabeth's wrath by her secret marriage to Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford.

Henry 'Bolingbroke' was the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Bolingbroke didn't make it a secret that he thought Richard II was a lousy king and unfit to rule. Richard banished him, and then stole his inheritance (and his title) when Gaunt died. Henry returned to claim his estates, saying that he just wanted back what was rightfully his. But he quite quickly changed his story -- he wanted to be king. He deposed Richard II and became Henry IV.

Read Online: Privy purse expenses of the Princess Mary, daughter of King Henry the Eighth, afterwards Queen Mary: with a memoir of the princess, and notes

The Queen's Oak, Potterspury, (early 20th century). Where Elizabeth Woodville encountered the king.

Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine Birth: 1156 Death: Jun. 28, 1189 Princess of England. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married 27 years

Mathilda Plantagenet (1156 - 1189) - Find A Grave Memorial

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Portrait of Elizabeth Wriothesley née Vernon, Countess of Southampton, at her toilette, wearing an embroidered jacket or waistcoat over a rose-colored corset and a rich petticoat, combing her hair with a dog at her feet (ca1600, unknown artist)

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Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine Birth: 1156 Death: Jun. 28, 1189 Princess of England. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married 27 years

Mathilda Plantagenet (1156 - 1189) - Find A Grave Memorial

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The heraldic sleeve of William,Lord Hastings - On Friday 13 June 1483 William,Lord Hastings, attended what he thought was a routine council meeting in the Tower of London called by Richard,Duke of Gloucester.When he left a few hours later,it was to be dragged out onto Tower Green and hastily executed without trial.Few falls from grace in English history have been quite so sudden or so shocking – even by the standards of the Wars of the Roses.

Knights Templar

Admiral Cod: les chevaliers teutoniques

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King William II, son of William the Conqueror was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest, Hampshire, after allegedly being mistaken for a deer on this day 2nd August 1100

English Crown - The Normans - William II

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William Caxton Showing his First Printed Book to Edward IV and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville in 1477, by Mayer and Co., Munich based firm active in London, c.1880 (stained glass window)

Bridgeman Images

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Sir Walter Raleigh's cell in the Tower of London by Fred Dawson, via Flickr

Edward Seymour, brother of Queen Jane Seymour, uncle of Edward VI

The history behind the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League created during WWII by chewing-gum king Philip Wrigley. (History By Zim)

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

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1457: King Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle, Wales.. Henry was the only son of 23 year old Edmund Tudor and 13 year old Margaret Beaufort. Edmund Tudor, died before he was born and Henry was raised by his uncle Jasper Tudor..