Eleanor Plantagenet, the Pearl of Brittany, 5th Countess of Richmond, eldest daughter of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany and Constance, Duchess of Brittany, and granddaughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Potential heiress of England, Brittany, Anjou, and Aquitaine, she was seen as a threat by her uncle, King John, and imprisoned from the age of 18 until she died sometime between her 54th to 58th year--1202 to c.1241--longest imprisonment of a member of an English royal family.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122-1204) bore Henry II of England 3 daughters & 5 sons. In addition to being Queen Consort, Eleanor regained her position as Duchess of Aquitaine & ruled her home state independently; she was an excellent ruler & she was much beloved by her people. Eleanor & Henry (pictured here) were a match politically & romantically, although sometimes Henry's eye wandered. But his brief affairs were never a threat to Eleanor until he became infatuated with Rosamund Clifford.

Princess Victoria Melita "Ducky" of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Married twice: first to Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig "Ernie" of Hesse (brother to Alix and Ella) and second to Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich of Russia. She and Ernie had two children together, but neither lived to adulthood. She and Cyril had two daughters and a son together. (Maria, Kira, and Vladimir)

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor became engaged to Henry Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and Duke of Normandy, her cousin within the third degree, who was nine years younger than her. The couple married on 18 May 1152, eight weeks after the annulment of Eleanor's first marriage.

Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary.

Tudor tree from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I. Found from a very cool website where the blogger says, "Ask Henry" and answers questions as if he were Henry!

Penshurst Place, Kent - the huge medieval Baron's Hall. This is where Anne of Cleves lived after annulment from her marriage to King Henry VIII. The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.

Catherine of Valois (1401 – 1437) was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of England, mother of Henry VI of England, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister Isabella was queen of England from 1396 until 1399, as the child bride of Richard II.

Tombs of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevraud Cathedral

Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Plantagenet; 27th Great Grandmother

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, b.6 September 1157 d.06 April 1199, son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England 1189-1199.

Family trees can be used for so many lessons. It can be used to talk about the student and their families to understand culture and family make ups. It can also be used when studying royal heritage in history. Finally it ca be used to study genetics. -Jay Bazylewicz

Anne Neville (1456 - 1485). Wife of Richard III. Queen from 1483 - 1485. Richard was said to be very in love with her. When he wanted to marry her, her sister, who was married to Richard's older brother, dressed Anne like a servant girl and forced her to work in the kitchen. Richard found her and ran away with her. They had one son, Edward of Middleham.

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.

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England, was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, on this day 19th December 1154

KING RICHARD I THE LIONHEART 1189-1199 son of Henry II "Curtmantel" & Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Capet. Rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard had a reputation as a warrior known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John Lackland was ruling in his stead. Killed at war in France.

Descendants of Alfred the Great Royal Family Tree (849 - 2012)

Interesting article on Eleanor of Aquitaine - female founder of the Plantagenet lineage.

ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the death of Jane Seymour, was regarded by Cromwell as a suitable wife for Henry VIII.

A family tree of the kings and queens of England (and later, of Britain) as well as several other royal houses of Europe. Starts with Charlemagne and goes to the new Prince George of Cambridge. #britishmonarchy #royalfamily