Henry of Grosmont, Earl of Derby, 1 Duke of Lancaster (1310-1361).- A partir de 1346, au début de la guerre de Cent Ans, le comte de Derby, anglais au service du roi Edouard III, parti de Bordeaux avec son armée de plus de 6000 hommes, s'emparait des villes d'Aulnay, de Surgères, de Benon, de St-jean-d'Angely en Saintonge avant de conquérir le Poitou. Son avancée effrayait tout le pays, se faisant sans grande résistance des places fortes.
Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, jure uxoris 4th Earl of Ulster and 5th Baron of Connaught, KG (29 November 1338 – 7 October 1368) was the third son, but the second son to survive infancy, of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was so called because he was born at Antwerp.He was married to Elizabeth de Burgh, in 1352 ,Elizabeth having died in 1363, He married Violante Visconti in June 1368. He had only one child,a, daughter of his fist wife
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.
LEONOR PLANTAGENET REINA DE CASTILLA also known as Eleanor of England (1162 – 1214) - was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death.