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 Neville and became the ancestor of George Washington, on his mothers side.

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Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, son of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and Frances Vere, cousin of Elizabeth I, father of Phillip, Earl of Arundel | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Robert le Magnifique Duc de Normandie, William the conqueror's father, was the great-great-grandson of Rollo the Ganger, Viking founder of Normandy. He was also a descendent of Charlemagne through his mother, Judith de Bretagne. 28 ggf

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King Richard I Lionheart, third son of King Henry II. 24th GGUncle No children

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BALDWIN IV COUNT OF FLANDERS 980–1035. He was the son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders. His mother was Rozala of Lombardy. Baldwin first married Ogive of Luxembourg. He later married Eleanor of Normandy daughter of Richard II of Normandy. His granddaughter, Matilda of Flanders, would go on to marry William the Conqueror starting the line of Anglo-Norman Kings of England. 30th G GRANDFATHER

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Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence. The king's Edwaed III second son.

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Edward of Middleham, only son of Richard III and his wife Anne Neville

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Washington, D.C., 1916. "Convention of former slaves. Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110." Remarkable women to whom life should have been kinder.

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Charles Brandon & Mary Tudor, his first wife. Her old husband, the King of France, died and Brandon was supposed to bring her home to England. They fell in love and got married instead.

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A Plantagenet prince, the rich and powerful John of Gaunt (1340 - 1399 ). His liaison with a commoner called Katherine Swynford produced four illegitimate children who were given the name Beaufort ( He married Katherine in 1396 and their children, by this time adults, were legitimised).Their son John was the Great-Great Grandfather of King Henry VIII of England.

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The Black Prince -- Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales (21 uncle) , oldest son of Edward III (22 gfather), father of Richard II.

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King Edward II (1307-1327). 18th great-grandfather of Queen Eliz II. House of Plantagenet. Reign: 20 yrs, 2 mos., 14 days. Successor: son, Edward III. He was appointed the 1st Prince of Wales by his father, King Edward I Longshanks. Considered incompetent, frivolous and unduly influenced by his "favourites", he was deposed by his wife Isabella & her lover Roger de Mortimer, and murdered in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

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Henry of Bolingbroke, I Duke of Hereford, II Duke of Lancaster was born the only legitimate son of John of Gaunt (q.v.) in 1366. Gaunt, I Duke of Lancaster, was the second son of Edward III. His elder brother was known as the Black Prince, who died before he could become king.

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elizabethanhistory: The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir

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Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France

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Catherine of Valois (1401-1437) was Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of Charles VI of France; wife of Henry V of Monmouth, King of England; mother of Henry VI, King of England / King of France; through her secret marriage w/Owen Tudor, the grandmother of Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister, Isabella of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1396–1399, as the child bride of Richard II of England

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http://ata1515.hubpages.com/hub/John-of-Gaunt-the-Last-Medieval-Knight-A-review-of-Norman-Cantors-The-Last-Knight

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Blanche of Lancaster. 1st wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

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Katheryn de Roet-Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (c.1350-1403) was the mistress & eventual wife of the great Plantagenet Prince John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Katheryn's life shows us she was an enigmatic & resilient woman who cared for the royal children in the household's of Queen Philippa & Blanche of Lancaster. Upon becoming Duchess, Katheryn became a patron of the arts, & due to her extreme piety, an avid giver to religious houses, orphans & lepers. She was also a loving wife & mother...

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King James V of Scotland, son of Margaret Tudor, and Queen Marie de Guise, parents of Mary, Queen of Scots

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