Anglo saxon kings
Richard II and Henry IV: The Lineage that Led to the War of the Roses
John of Gaunt is a prominent name when it comes to the monarchy. He was the father of Henry IV, his only legitimate child to get to the throne. He also had a number of illegitimate children. One of the illegitimate children was John Beaufort, the grandfather of Margaret Beaufort and great-grandfather of Henry VII of England.
Eleanor of Aquitaine by dashinvaine on DeviantArt
Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART
Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland
Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmoreland. Second wife of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland. Mother of Anne and Cecily Neville along with 12 others. Joan was the legitimate daughter of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. She was also the Grandmother of Richard Neville 'the Kingmaker', 16th Earl of Warwick.
Isabel Elizabeth Plantagenet duquesa de Exeter
Isabel-Elizabeth Plantagenet, Countess of Essex, 1409–1484. Isabel was the oldest child of Richard, Earl of Cambridge and Anne Mortimer. Her husband Henry Bourchier, second Earl of Eu in Normandy, was created Viscount Bourchier by Henry VI and Lord Treasurer of England. William, the eldest of their ten children, married Anne, sister of Elizabeth Woodville. Remains of Beeleigh Abbey, first burial place of Isabel of York.
Cigarette Card - King Edward III
Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was King of England from 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward II. Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe.
Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler
Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.