Henry III was a monarch of the House of Valois who was elected the monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and ruled as King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the Valois dynasty.

Henry III was a monarch of the House of Valois who was elected the monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and ruled as King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the Valois dynasty.

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Miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the…

Miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the…

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Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Marguerite was  the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She became Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.

Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Marguerite was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She became Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.

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The House of Plantagenet is the name given in England's historical narrative for the 14 Kings that ruled for the 331 years from 1154 until 1485.

The House of Plantagenet is the name given in England's historical narrative for the 14 Kings that ruled for the 331 years from 1154 until 1485.

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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.  Painting needs attribution Suspect was painted in 19th c.

Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. Painting needs attribution Suspect was painted in 19th c.

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Henry IV (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610),also known by the epithet "Good King Henry",King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610.He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon.Baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother Jeanne d'Albret,Queen of Navarre, he inherited the throne of Navarre in 1572 on the death of his mother. As a Huguenot, Henry was involved in the French Wars of Religion...

Henry IV (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610),also known by the epithet "Good King Henry",King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610.He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon.Baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother Jeanne d'Albret,Queen of Navarre, he inherited the throne of Navarre in 1572 on the death of his mother. As a Huguenot, Henry was involved in the French Wars of Religion...

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Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France.  Born: April 13, 1519, Florence  Died: January 5, 1589, Château de Blois  Spouse: Henry II of France (m. 1533)  Children: Charles IX of France, Henry III of France,  Parents: Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino, Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne.  Wikipedia

Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France. Born: April 13, 1519, Florence Died: January 5, 1589, Château de Blois Spouse: Henry II of France (m. 1533) Children: Charles IX of France, Henry III of France, Parents: Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino, Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne. Wikipedia

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The Battle of Wakefield. 30 December 1460  Artwork from English Medieval Knight 1400-1500 by Graham Turner  © Osprey Publishing Ltd.  www.ospreypublishing.com

The Battle of Wakefield. 30 December 1460 Artwork from English Medieval Knight 1400-1500 by Graham Turner © Osprey Publishing Ltd. www.ospreypublishing.com

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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)

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)

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Portrait of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont by François Clouet, ca 1570 France, MFA Houston

Portrait of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont by François Clouet, ca 1570 France, MFA Houston

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