King Edward III 1327 - 1377 Son of Edward II. Edward came to the throne at the age of 14. He fought many battles against the Scots and the French. Set up the Order of the Garter. The outbreak of bubonic plague, the 'Black Death' in 1348-1350 killed half the population of England.
William the Conqueror born 1028, died September 9th, 1087. Married to Matilda of Flanders in 1053. Matilda was born in 1032 and died November 2nd, 1083. Matilda was a seventh generation direct descendant of Alfred the Great and was an eleventh descendant of Charlemagne through her maternal grandfather Robert II of France. Ancestor
Humphrey STAFFORD (1° D. Buckingham) - Born:15 Aug 1402, Stafford,Staffordshire,England Died:10 Jul 1460,Battle of Northampton,England Knight of the Garter.Created 14 Sep 1444,as also earlier 1431 Count of Perche, Normandy (part of Henry VI's policy of conferring native fiefs on his leading supporters in English-occupied France),having apparently already been recognized as Earl of Buckingham in right of his mother,was killed fighting on the Lancastrian side at the Battle of Northampton.