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Geoffrey le Bel, Count of Anjou. Father of the Plantagenet line.

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou 1113- 1151 My 25th great grandfather John of Marmoutier describes Geoffrey as handsome, red-headed, jovial, and a great warrior; however, Ralph of Diceto alleges that his charm camouflaged a cold and selfish character. [Is this the Norman Duke, my ancestor?]

John "Lackland" King of England, Plantagenet, brother of Richard the Lionheart

HENRY II PLANTAGENET was born on this day 5th March, 1133 and became the first Plantagenet King of England

The name Plantagenet is a anglicized version of planta genesta, which is the Norman French term for the plant now called broom. Geoffrey of Anjou, husband of Empress Matilda and father of Henry II, often wore a sprig of this plant in his hat or helmet, which is how the family got this name.

Empress Matilda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, married Count Geoffrey V Plantagenet, her second husband. Daughter of Henry I and Matilda.