King Edmund II ('Edmund Ironside') (died 1016), King of England (National Portrait Gallery)

Edmund Ironside succeeded his father Ethelred the Unready as king of England on this day April, 1016 King Edmund Ironside House of Wessex 1016 - 1016

Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.

Henry II Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on March,

(1277)Ethelred the Unready or Ethelred II (968-1016) He was king of England when in 1002 he ordered a massacre of Danish settlers. In 1003 King Sweyn of Denmark invaded and Ethelred fled. He returned in 1014 after the Sweyn died and became king once again.

King Ethelred the Unready or Ethelred II He was king of England when in 1002 he ordered a massacre of Danish settlers. In 1003 "King Sweyn of Denmark" invaded and Ethelred fled. He returned in 1014 after the Sweyn died and became king once again.

Edith of Wessex (c. 1025 – 18 December 1075) was the daughter of Godwin of Wessex, a great cause of trouble for her husband, King Edward (later known as Edward the Confessor). In 1051 Godwin was exiled and Edith sent to a nunnery, but they were all reinstated in 1052 and she became a trusted advisor. Her piety is emphasised in the Vita Edwardi.  She had no children and her brother, Harold, took the throne on Edward's death.  She was treated with honour by William I after his conquest of…

1025 – 18 December was the daughter of Godwin of Wessex, a great cause of trouble for her husband, King Edward (later known as Edward the Confessor). In 1051 Godwin was exiled and Edith sent to a nunnery, but they were all reinst

Forensic Exam of King Richard the Lionheart Reveals Embalming Practices| Richard the Lionheart

Richard I September 1157 – 6 April was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV). Forensic Exam of King Richard the Lionheart Reveals Embalming Practices

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Henry II Plantagenet husband of Queen Eleanor

House of Plantagenet - Henry II, Henry Curtmantle 19 December - born 5 March 1133 Le Mans son of Geoffrey V of Anjou and Matilda - died 6 July 1189 Chinon aged Buried at Fontevraud Abbey

Stephen (reigned 1135-1154), often referred to as Stephen of Blois, was a grandson of William the Conqueror. He was King of England from 1135 to his death, and also the Count of Boulogne in right of his wife. Stephen's reign was marked by the Anarchy, a civil war with his cousin and rival, the Empress Matilda. He was succeeded by Matilda's son, Henry II, the first of the Angevin kings.

He was a grandson of William the Conqueror and his father, Count Stephen- Henry died when King Stephen was at a very young age. Placed into court of his uncle, Henry I, King Stephen was rose in respect and was granted extensive lands.

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