Margaret of Anjou, 23.III.1430 – 25.VIII.1482 - Margaret was the wife of King Henry VI of England. As such, she was Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471; and Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine, into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René I of Naples and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.
Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, parents of Henry VIII. Their marriage united the Houses of York and Lancaster. Her parents were King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. By marrying into the "enemie's" family, Henry hoped to instill unity and acceptance.
My 26th great grandmother: Queen of England , Empress (Holy Roman Empire, Germany),Matilda was the daughter of Henry I, Duke of Normandy and King of England. She was the wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (and thus "Empress Maude"). Her eldest son by her second husband, Geoffrey of Anjou, became Henry II, Duke of Normandy and King of England. Henry II was known as Henry Fitzempress (son of empress) in recognition of his mother's title carried with her from her first marriage.
Margaret of Anjou (c.1429-82) wed Henry VI of England at 15. After raising an army to defend herself from the vultures that were gathering now that Henry VI was deemed mentally incompetent, Margaret restyled herself a warrior-queen. She led several victories during the War of the Roses before she & her family escaped to Scotland. In 1462 she went to France to seek help from Louis XI-he gave her re-enforcements. Back in England, things went well until Margaret's only child was slain by Edward…
Jasper Tudor son of Owen Tudor and Katherine of Valois (widow of Henry V) and half brother of Henry VI. Brother of Edmund Tudor (father of the future Henry VII). Jasper played a major role on behalf of the Lancastians in the Wars of the Roses and was with his nephew Henry Tudor in exile in Brittany. He married during Henry VII's reign, but had no legitimate heir.
Richard II greets his young bride, Isabelle of Valois. Isabella of France (1389 – 1409) was Queen consort of England as the second spouse of King Richard II. Her parents were King Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Her younger sister, Catherine of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1420–1422, as the wife of King Henry V of England and mother of Henry VI, King of England.
Margaret Tudor (28 November 1489 – 18 October 1541). In 1503, she married James IV, King of Scots who died in 1513 and their son became King James V. Through her 1° & 2° marriages, Margaret was the grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Mary's 2° husband Lord Darnley. Margaret's marriage to James IV foreshadowed the Union of the Crowns - King James VI of Scotland, the child of Mary and Darnley, became King of England and Ireland on the death of Margaret's niece, Elizabeth I of England.
Elizabeth Amadas (died 1532) was a lady at the royal court of King Henry VIII of England who was accused of treason. She had described Anne Boleyn as a harlot, and said that she should be burnt. She also said that the King, by setting aside Katherine of Aragon for a younger woman, was encouraging the men of England to do the same. She later was released but didn´t recover her position at court. She was also the target of the Kings relentless advances, but never stated if she gave in.
Isabelle, Daughter of France & Infante of Navarre (1295-1358). She was the daughter of King Philippe IV of France and his wife, Queen Jeanne I of Navarre. She was Queen of England (1308-1327) as the wife of King Edward II. Her children were King Edward III of England, The Prince John, 1st Earl of Cornwall, and The Princesses Eleanor and Joan. [19th century portrait]