A contemporary portrait of Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495), the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. The University of Leicester has just announced (04 Feb 13) that by tracing the female line of descent from Cecily, they have proven that the skeleton found at Greyfriars in Sept 2012 is that of Richard III. Awesome! And what a fascinating scientific study.
Catherine Carey (1524 - 1569). Daughter of Mary Boleyn. She may be the daughter of King Henry VIII but she was legally the daughter of William Carey. She married Francis Knollys and had fourteen children.
Excerpt: 'MARGARET POLE, Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541), was daughter of George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence, by his wife Isabel, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker. She was born at Castle Farley, near Bath, in August 1473, and was married by Henry VII to Sir Richard Pole, son of Sir Geoffrey Pole, whose wife, Edith St. John, was half-sister of the king's mother, Margaret Beaufort.' The last Plantagenet, she was hideously executed May 27,1541. Read More...
Edward III – Portrait Gallery | The Plantagenets (The Plantagenets Angevin - Henry II,Richard I,John Plantagenet - Henry III,Edward I,Edward II,Edward III,Richard II,Lancaster - Henry IV,Henry V,Henry VI,York - Edward IV,Edward V,Richard III)
Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (25 March 1345 – 12 September 1368) was the first wife of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III) and the mother of Henry IV (Bolingbroke), who took the crown from Richard II. Through Henry IV, my indirect line dies out with King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou's only son, Edward of Lancaster, Prince of Wales who was married to Anne Neville. No issue. My direct line comes through John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford's daughter, Joan. djk
Henry 'Bolingbroke' was the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Bolingbroke didn't make it a secret that he thought Richard II was a lousy king and unfit to rule. Richard banished him, and then stole his inheritance (and his title) when Gaunt died. Henry returned to claim his estates, saying that he just wanted back what was rightfully his. But he quite quickly changed his story -- he wanted to be king. He deposed Richard II and became Henry IV.