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Edward VI, only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII. This was the long sought…

Edward VI, only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII. This was the long sought…

Henry IV. Having forced his cousin, King Richard II, to abdicate, Henry of…

Henry IV. Having forced his cousin, King Richard II, to abdicate, Henry of…

Henry IV of England. Sourced from 1845 book by Charles Knight, "Old England, a…

Henry IV of England. Sourced from 1845 book by Charles Knight, "Old England, a…

Amenhotep III and his mother, Mutemwia. Detail from a kiosk (Theban Tomb TT…

Amenhotep III and his mother, Mutemwia. Detail from a kiosk (Theban Tomb TT…

David II (1324 - 1371). King of Scotland from 1329 to his death in 1371. He fled…

David II (1324 - 1371). King of Scotland from 1329 to his death in 1371. He fled…

Robert the Bruce 1274 - 1329 Born in Turnberry Castle, he was a key figure in…

Robert the Bruce 1274 - 1329 Born in Turnberry Castle, he was a key figure in…

Robert I the Bruce (1274 - 1329). King of Scotland from 1306 to his death in…

Robert I the Bruce (1274 - 1329). King of Scotland from 1306 to his death in…

Ferdinand VII (1784 - 1833). Son of Charles IV and Maria Luisa of Parma. He…

Ferdinand VII (1784 - 1833). Son of Charles IV and Maria Luisa of Parma. He…

King Kenneth II of Scotland is Donnell's 28th Great Grandfather.

King Kenneth II of Scotland is Donnell's 28th Great Grandfather.

Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Elizabeth II stated, ''Today, we recognise a king who lived through turbulent times and whose Christian faith sustained him in life and death." She expressed her wish that Richard, slain at 32 in August 1485, would 'now lie in peace in the city of Leicester in the heart of England'.

Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Richard III at royal reburial in Leicester Cathedral

Depicted by Shakespeare as a sadistic, crafty hunchback, Richard was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral some 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485. Elizabeth II stated, ''Today, we recognise a king who lived through turbulent times and whose Christian faith sustained him in life and death." She expressed her wish that Richard, slain at 32 in August 1485, would 'now lie in peace in the city of Leicester in the heart of England'.

Edward II, House of Plantagenet, b.25 April 1284 d.21 September 1327, son of Edward I & Eleanor of Castile. King of England 1307-1327. Murdered.

Edward II, House of Plantagenet, b.25 April 1284 d.21 September 1327, son of Edward I & Eleanor of Castile. King of England 1307-1327. Murdered.

Canute 1016-1035 Danish. Son of Sweyn Forkbeard. First proclaimed king of England in 1014. On his return to Denmark, he gathered his forces and invaded England again in 1015. He took control of the whole country except for London. On the death of Edmund II, Canute was proclaimed king of all England, and succeeded his brother as King of Denmark in 1018, assuming control of an extensive empire. Canute protected the church, reformed law and promoted education. His reign was peaceful and…

Canute 1016-1035 Danish. Son of Sweyn Forkbeard. First proclaimed king of England in 1014. On his return to Denmark, he gathered his forces and invaded England again in 1015. He took control of the whole country except for London. On the death of Edmund II, Canute was proclaimed king of all England, and succeeded his brother as King of Denmark in 1018, assuming control of an extensive empire. Canute protected the church, reformed law and promoted education. His reign was peaceful and…