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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
William I, King of England-There are some written descriptions of a burly and robust appearance, with a guttural voice. He enjoyed excellent health until old age, although he became quite fat in later life. He was strong enough to draw bows that others were unable to pull and had great stamina.Geoffrey Martel described him as without equal as a fighter and as a horseman.
ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr. Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. Ancestor
Richard II of England and Isabella, aged 6, on their wedding day on 31 October 1396. Her youngest sister Catherine would also become Queen of England, as the wife of Henry V, from 1420-1422.