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      John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster, son of King Edward lll of England. Husband of Katherine Swynford and father of Joan Beaufort. Joan married Sir Ralph Nevill and became the ancestor of George Washington on his mothers side. (my 18th GGrandfather on my fathers side)

    • Wendy Vernon @ Crochet with Love

      John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster On 19 May 1359 at Reading Abbey, John married his third cousin, Blanche of Lancaster, They had 7 children. In 1371, John married Infanta Constance of Castile and had 2 children. During his marriage to Constance, John of Gaunt had fathered four children by a mistress, and later wife the widow Katherine Swynford.

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    House of Percy - Powerful noble family in northern England, rivals for power with my ancestral Neville family. Founded by William de Percy (d 1096), a Norman who crossed over to England with William the Conqueror, was created 1st feudal baron of Topcliffe in Yorkshire.

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    Henry Percy was born 20 May 1364 at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the eldest son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, and Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph de Neville, 2nd Lord Neville of Raby, and Alice de Audley.[1] He was knighted by King Edward III in April 1377 1364-1403

    HENRY PERCY (1342-1408),1st Earl of Northumberland, son of Henry, 3rd Baron Percy of Alnwick by his first wife ,Mary,daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster (1281?-1346),was born in 1342. In 1369 he married Margaret, daug. of Ralph Neville, Baron Neville of Raby,widow of William, Lord Ros of Hamlake or Helmsley; in that year and the next he was a leader of troops in the French war and was knighted before October 1360, in which he appears as one of the guarantors of the treaty of Bretigny at Calais.

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    Margaret Pole by Lawrence OP 4 May is the feast of the English Martyrs who died during the Reformation. She was born Margaret Plantagenet, the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III. She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal Pole. Margaret was widowed, named countess of Salisbury, and appointed governess to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, Spain...

    Quartered arms of Sir Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, KG - His great-grandfather was Lord William Hastings esteemed friend and ally of Edward IV and who was beheaded in 1483 at the direction of Richard III. His paternal grandparents were George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon, and Anne Stafford, Countess of Huntingdon. His maternal grandparents were Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu, and Jane Neville, a daughter of George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny, and Margaret Fenne.

    Cardinal Reginald Pole, parents were Sir Richard Pole and Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, their third son. His maternal grandparents were George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Isabella Neville, Duchess of Clarence; thus he was a grandnephew of Edward IV and Richard III and a great-grandson of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

    John Neville was related to the Plantagenet's. John was the great-grandson of the 1st Baron Latimer/wife Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp (daughter of the 13th Earl of Warwick).George, 1st Baron, was the fifth son of Sir Ralph Neville,1st Earl Westmorland by his second wife, Lady Joan Beaufort, the daughter of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III): thus a distant kinsman of Henry VIII connected by blood/marriage with his third wife,Catherine Parr who was also a descendant of Ralph Neville/Joan Beaufort.

    Sir Edward (1561) & Frances (née Neville)(1589). He was Master of the Wardrobe & was imprisoned in the Tower in Edward VI's reign for refusing to prevent Mary from celebrating mass, but was released on health grounds. He served Mary Tudor on her becoming Queen, but objected to her marriage to Philip of Spain and was pensioned off. He was again imprisoned in the Tower in Elizabeth's reign for allowing mass to be said in his house. He died in the Tower & was buried in St Peter ad Vincula there.

    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.

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