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

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

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

    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!

    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.

    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.

    This is Prince Henry Stuart eldest son of King James 1st/6th of England and Scotland. He is often known as the lost prince.

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

    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

    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.

    Today marks the birthday of Edward, the Black Prince. Born on June 15, 1330, Edward was the eldest son of King Edward III, making him first in line for the throne. He died only one year before his father, and the throne passed to his eldest son who became King Richard II.

    Queen Anne of Cleves ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the de

    Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII!

    Isabella of France - one of history's most famous femme fatales, Edward II's French queen famously overthrew her husband with the aid of her lover, Roger Mortimer, in 1326. After her son, Edward, wrested back power, Mortimer was executed, but Isabella was allowed to live.

    John-of-Gaunt, father of Henry IV

    Katherine Swynford: Katherine became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and their descendants were the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

    George Washington's - One set can be seen at the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. Despite legends, none of them would be made from wood. They were carved from hippopotamus and elephant ivory. Sometimes the teeth were set in gold. His dentures had gold springs to hold the upper and lower teeth together.

    Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587), and her son James I (1566 - 1625). Mary was beheaded at the order of Queen Elizabeth I. Mary's son James as closest heir goes on to succeed Queen Elizabeth I.

    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.

    Excerpt: 'MARGARET POLE, Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541), was daughter of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, by his wife Isabel, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker. She was born at Castle Farley, near Bath, in August 1473, and was married by Henry VII to Sir Richard Pole, son of Sir Geoffrey Pole, whose wife, Edith St. John, was half-sister of the king's mother, Margaret Beaufort.' The last Plantagenet, she was hideously executed May 27,1541.

    Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369). Wife of Edward III. Queen from 1328 - 1369. Mother of Edward The Black Prince, and John of Gaunt. Her marriage was supposedly very happy. (Our heritage follows John of Gaunt.)