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Murder of St. Thomas Becket

Dec Archbishop Thomas Becket is martyred. Archbishop Thomas Becket is brutally murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of King Henry II of England, apparently on orders of the king.

King Henry II one of a set of 50 EDITORIAL USE ONLY Stock Photo

King Henry II one of a set of 50 EDITORIAL USE ONLY Stock Photo

King Henry I of England (1068-1135). Father of Empress Matilda and Grandfather of King Henry II of England

(My great grandfather) King Henry I of England Father of Empress Matilda and Grandfather of King Henry II of England

On this day, 800 years ago, October 19, 1216 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III. King John has gone down in English history as one of E…

8oo Year Anniversary of the Death of King John of England.

On this day December, King John was born. Youngest son of Henry II, who was forced by the barons to sign the Magna Carta. When he tried to revoke his authorization civil war broke out.

Died: 6th March, 1199. Royal tomb of Richard the Lionheart in the nave of the Abbey Church at Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. Richard the Lionheart, son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, ruled as King Richard I of England 1189-1199. As a member of the House of Plantagenet, he was a benefactor of the monastery. His heart was buried at Rouen cathedral and his body buried here, although his remains were scattered by Huguenots in 1562 when the Abbey was sacked.

The death on this day March, Royal tomb of Richard the Lionheart in…

24th GGM:  Henry I's daughter: Matilda.  Married at age 23 to 13 year old Geoffrey V Plantagenet and son of Fulk, King of Jerusalem,  and their son was King Henry II

EMPRESS MATILDA - Daughter of King Henry I. Fought against King Stephen for the throne and was Queen briefly but lost it again. Widow of the Holy Roman Emporer then married Count Geoffrey of Anjou.Had 3 sons the eldest succeeding Stephen as King Henry II

Henry of Bolingbroke, I Duke of Hereford, II Duke of Lancaster was born the only legitimate son of John of Gaunt (q.v.) in 1366. Gaunt, I Duke of Lancaster, was the second son of Edward III. His elder brother was known as the Black Prince, who died before he could become king.

Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, II Duke of Lancaster, Henry IV

King Richard I Cour de Loin (Richard the Lionheart) House of Plantagenet 1189 - 1199

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, September 1157 April son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England Confessions of a Ci-Devant: The Crusader's Bride: The Life of Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England

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