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Elizabeth Stafford, Duchess of Norfolk (1494 - 1558). Second wife of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. She was one of the two godmothers of the future Queen Elizabeth I. Her marriage was unhappy as her husband lived openly with his mistress and had Elizabeth imprisoned.

Earliest known picture of Elizabeth, probably around age 4 or 5. She was only 2 when her mother was executed.

The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan in 1962

Robert Dudley (1533–1588), Earl of Leicester

Neist Point ~ is a view point on the most westerly part of Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Neist Point Lighthouse has been located here since 1909. Photo by Karl Williams

A copy of Horenbolt's miniature of Anne Boleyn now in the Toronto Museum | by lisby1

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Who Were the Plantagenet Queens of England?

October 8, 1200: Isabella of Angouleme crowned Queen Consort of England. She is called the Helen of the Middle Ages. At the age of 12, already renowned for her beauty, she broke her engagement to a French count and married King John of England. Later, after John's death, she would marry that count, and engage in conspiracies against the French king.

Fanad Head Lighthouse in County Donegal Ireland I by ill-padrino www.matthiashaker.com, via Flickr

Catherine Howard was beheaded with a single stroke, and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where the bodies of her cousins, Anne and George Boleyn, also lay Francis I of France wrote a letter to Henry, regretting the "lewd and naughty behaviour of the Queen" and advising him that "the lightness of women cannot bend the honour of men".