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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.

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The House of Plantagenet

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret, and Mary Tudor. Descendent of Katherine Swynford.

Flickriver: Photoset 'Tudor and Stuart-era People' by lisby1

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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[1]

King Edward IV portrait ( reigned 1461 1483 ) . Edward was made king by Warwiick , but Edward soon killed Warwick in battle . Edward had his brother murdered , but the crime haunted the King throughout life

House House of York Father Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York Mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York Born 28 April 1442 Rouen, Normandy Died 9 April 1483 (aged 40) Westminster Burial St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales House House of Lancaster Father Henry V Mother Catherine of Valois Born 6 December 1421 Windsor Castle, Berkshire Died 21 May 1471 (aged 49) Tower of London, London Burial Windsor Castle, Berkshire Signature

Henry VI of England House House of Lancaster Father Henry IV of England Mother Mary de Bohun Born 1386[1] Monmouth, Wales Died 31 August 1422[1] (aged 35-36) Château de Vincennes, France Burial Westminster Abbey, London

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

King Henry IV Father Antoine of Navarre Mother Jeanne III of Navarre Born 13 December 1553 Pau, Kingdom of Navarre (Lower Navarre) Died 14 May 1610 (aged 56) Paris, France Burial Saint Denis Basilica, France

A mummified head that’s been floating through private collections for a few hundred years has been identified as the head of King Henry IV of France.

The Reign of Richard II, 1377 to 1399 He came to power as a boy and presided over revolt, pestilence and the outbreak of civil conflict in England.

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House House of Plantagenet Father Edward, the Black Prince Mother Joan of Kent Born 6 January 1367 Bordeaux, Principality of Aquitaine Died c. 14 February 1400 (aged 33) Pontefract Castle, West Yorkshire Burial Westminster Abbey, London Signature

Although Edward never became king - he died before his father, Edward III - he is remembered as a great medieval military hero, with notable victories against the French in the Hundred Years War.

Born: 15-Jun-1330 Birthplace: Woodstock, England Died: 8-Jun-1376 Location of death: Westminster, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England

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House House of Plantagenet Father Edward II of England Mother Isabella of France Born 13 November 1312 Windsor Castle, Berkshire Died 21 June 1377 (aged 64) Sheen Palace, Richmond Burial Westminster Abbey, London

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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 House of Plantagenet Father Edward I of England Mother Eleanor of Castile Born 25 April 1284 Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd Died 21 September 1327 (aged 43) Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Burial Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire

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