Edward I Plantagenet of England "Longshanks," Ruled England from 1272-1307; My 23rd great-grandfather

Edward I Plantagenet of England "Longshanks," Ruled England from 1272-1307; My 23rd great-grandfather

"Lady Jane Gray Giving Her Table Book to Sir John Gage, Constable of the Tower Before Her Execution."

"Lady Jane Gray Giving Her Table Book to Sir John Gage, Constable of the Tower Before Her Execution."

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.

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.

Nicholas Nikolaievich, Empress Alexandra (1872-1918) and Nicholas II (1868-1918).

Nicholas Nikolaievich, Empress Alexandra (1872-1918) and Nicholas II (1868-1918).

The British Princess Who Defied Her Father: Edward I is depicted here with his children; Joan of Acre is in the center of the 11 depicted

The British Princess Who Defied Her Father: Edward I is depicted here with his children; Joan of Acre is in the center of the 11 depicted

King Edward I In 1254, Eleanor of Castile and Edward were married on 1 November 1254 in the Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas in Castile. Edward and Eleanor had at least fourteen children, perhaps as many as sixteen. Of these, five daughters survived into adulthood, but only one boy outlived Edward: the future King Edward II.

King Edward I In 1254, Eleanor of Castile and Edward were married on 1 November 1254 in the Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas in Castile. Edward and Eleanor had at least fourteen children, perhaps as many as sixteen. Of these, five daughters survived into adulthood, but only one boy outlived Edward: the future King Edward II.

British history junkie that I am I couldn't wait for this until May so ordered it from Amazon.uk  Awesome, but he stopped with Richard II. (It's understandable, the book is huge.) Hope he continues through to the War of the Roses and to Henry Tudor.

British history junkie that I am I couldn't wait for this until May so ordered it from Amazon.uk Awesome, but he stopped with Richard II. (It's understandable, the book is huge.) Hope he continues through to the War of the Roses and to Henry Tudor.

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