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The house of Normandy

The House of Normandy, occasionally known as the House of Longsword, had Norwegian Viking roots and took the throne of England by conquest at the momentous Battle of Hastings in 1066, when they displaced the ancient line of native Saxon kings of the House of Wessex, which had ruled England since 827A.D
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Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

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Eleanor of Aquitaine Portrait

Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France, Queen of England, Mother & Grandmother of Kings and Queens Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. Married first to the King of France -- and divorced from him in part because she had no sons -- she went on to have sons and daughters with her second husband, King of England.

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Genealogy of Henry II, from the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

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Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as King of England (1154–89), Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany.

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Henry I (c. 1068/1069 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William I of England. He succeeded his elder brother William II as King of England in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106.

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King Henry III Born: October 1, 1207 at Winchester Parents: King John and Isabella Relation to Elizabeth II: 20th great-grandfather House of: Plantagenet Ascended to the throne: October 18, 1216 aged 9 years Crowned: October 28, 1216 at Westminster Abbey Married: Eleanor of Provence, Children: Six sons including Edward I, and three daughters Died: November 16, 1272 at Westminster, aged 65 years, 1 month, and 16 days Buried at: Westminster Abbey Reigned for: 56 years, and 29 days

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King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189 - 1199)

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Name: King Richard I The Lion Heart Father: Henry II Mother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Born: September 6, 1157 at Beaumont Place, Oxford Ascended to the throne: July 6, 1189 aged 31 years Crowned: 2/3 September, 1189 at Westminster Abbey Married: Berengaria, Daughter of Sancho V of Navarre Died: April 6, 1199 at Limousin, France, aged 41 years, 6 months, and 29 days Buried at: Fontevraud, France

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