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On this day 8th October,1200, Isabella of Angouleme (in Western France) was crowned Queen consort of England as the second wife of King John until his death in 1216. She had give children by the king including his heir, later Henry III. In 1220 she remarried and had a further nine children.

John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset was the first of the four illegitimate children of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress Katherine Swynford, later his wife. Despite being the grandchildren of Edward III, and next in the line of succession after their father's legitimate children, the Lancasters, the Beauforts, including John Beaufort, were initially barred from succession to the throne.

Amelie of the Two Sicilies, Queen of France Born: 26 April 1782, Caserta Daughter of: Ferdinand I (1751-1825) & Caroline of the Holy Roman Empire (1752-1814) Married: Louis Philippe d’Orleans (1773-1850) Children: Ferdinand, Louise, Marie, Louis, Francoise, Clementine, Francois, Charles, Henri Died: 26 April 1866, Claremont House

Isabella of Angoulême (1188 - 1246). Second wife of King John. Queen from 1200 - 1216. King John divorced his first wife, Isabel of Gloucester, to marry Isabella. She had many children with him, including the future Henry III. After his death she remarried Hugh X of Lusignan, who was supposed to marry her daughter Joan, but jilted the girl to marry her mother. She had several more children with him. In 1244 she tried to poison King Louis IX of France and fled to an abbey to escape arrest.

Matilda, Empress Matilda 7 April 1141– 1 November 1141 Title disputed - born 7 February 1102 Sutton Courtenay daughter of Henry I and Edith of Scotland - died 10 September 1167 Notre Dame du Pré in Rouen aged 65

Elisabeth Bourbon of France, Queen of Spain, eldest daughter of King Henry IV. of France and Maria de Medici, first Wife of King Philip IV of Spain - copy of painting

high_street, Preston Capes, Northampton, England. Alice Freeman Thompson was born in Preston Capes. After the death of her husband, she immigrated to New London, CT. with her 3 daughters. Alice is the 6th great grandmother of Louisa May Alcott, and my 11th great grandmother from her daughter, Bridget Thompson Denison.