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    The effigy and tomb of The Black Prince (Edward, Prince of Wales), Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England

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    Edward I (Longshanks), King of England

    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.


    Chasuble of Thomas Becket, 12th century, Museum voor Oudheidkunde en Sierkunst en Schone Kunsten

    Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of King Edward II of England.

    Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, KG played a major role in King Richard III's rise and fall. He is also one of the primary suspects in the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower.

    Appareled Alb / Vestments of St. Thomas à Becket, Treasury of Sens Cathedral (12th Century)

    Boar Badge of RIchard III, found in Bosworth field.

    Lady Isabel Neville was the elder daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, the Kingmaker of the Wars of the Roses, and Anne de Beauchamp, 16th Countess of Warwick. She was the wife of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence.

    An English stained-glass panel, 1400-50, depicts Saint Peter with his symbolic attributes, the keys to heaven. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

    RED ROSE~~ Katherine of Valois was a wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed with Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

    King Henry IV’s partially preserved head, which was separated from its body during the French Revolution, when monarchs’ graves were desecrated.

    Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187 - 1203). Son of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany and Constance, grandson of King Henry II. Richard I named Arthur his heir, but when Richard died his brother John seized the throne. Philip II of France recognized Arthur's claim to the throne, but later abandoned him and recognized King John instead. He was captured by King John in 1202 and vanished in 1203.

    Geoffrey’s nickname, “plante de genet,” stuck, even after he married Matilda, daughter of England’s King Henry I. “Their son Henry (the II),… was to be the first of the ‘Plantagenet’ line (also known as the House of Anjou or the Angevin Dynasty).” Geoffrey and Matilda generation 29 on our family tree.

    James 5th High Steward Scotland Stewart 1243 -1309 was the son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. He was a Guardian of Scotland. During the Wars of Scottish Independence, he submitted to King Edward I of England. However, he joined Sir William Wallace. After the defeat of Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk 1298 he joined Robert the Bruce. James Stewart's son Walter Stewart married Robert the Bruce's daughter, Marjorie Bruce. I'll count the "greats" back from me later!

    In 1314, his descendant, also named Walter, fought at the Battle of Bannockburn when Robert the Bruce defeated the English. Afterwards Walter married King Robert's daughter, Marjory Bruce. Marjory died soon after the birth of their son, Robert, and was buried in Paisley Abbey. Their son was crowned King Robert II in 1371 following the death of King David II, son of King Robert the Bruce. This was the beginning of the royal house of Stewart.

    Statue of Richard the Lionheart, before the Palace of Westminster.

    The secret marriage of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

    King Richard III at Middleham Castle

    Middleham (Home to King Richard III)

    Philippa of Hainault and Edward III of England

    Richard III and his wife Anne Neville