Mary, Queen of Scots

Name: Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots Born: 8th December 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise Married: (1) Francis II of France, (2) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (3) James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell Reigned: 14th December 1542 - 24th July 1567 Son: James VI... Continue Reading →

Henry the Young King

Born: 28th February 1155, London Son of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine Married: Margaret of France Reigned: 14th June 1170 - 11th June 1183 Died: 11th June 1183, Castle of Martel, France Henry the Young King was not a usual king. This was because he was crowned while his father,... Continue Reading →

The White Ship Tragedy

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Medieval Titanic’, the sinking of the White ship on 25th November 1120, was a major event in English history. This was due to the important members onboard this ship, most notably the heir to Henry I of England, William the Ætheling.  ‘Ætheling’ is an Anglo-Saxon term that means eligible to... Continue Reading →

Henrietta Maria

Born: 25th November 1609, Louvre Palace, Paris Daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici Married: Charles I of England, 1625 Queen Consort of England, 1625 - 1649 Died: 10th September 1669, Château de Colombes, France Buried: Basilica of Saint Denis, 13th September 1669 Henrietta Maria was born the daughter of a King,... Continue Reading →

Matilda of Flanders

Born: c. 1031, Flanders Daughter of Count Baldwin of Flanders and his wife, Adela Married: William of Normandy (Conqueror) c. 1051 Reign as Queen Consort of England: 1066 - 1083 Died: 3rd November 1083, Normandy Burial: Abbey aux Dames, Normandy Queen Consort to William the Conqueror, Matilda's life was anything but ordinary. At only 16-years-old,... Continue Reading →

Richard the Lionheart

Richard I Born: 8th September 1157, Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England Son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Married: Berengaria of Navarre, 1191, Chapel of St. George at Limassol, Cyprus Reign: 1189-1199 Died: 6th April 1199, Châlus, Duchy of Aquitaine King Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart owing to his military prowess and success in... Continue Reading →

Henry V

  Born: 16th September 1386, Monmouth Castle Son of Henry IV and Mary de Bohun Reigned: 1413 - 1422 Married: Catherine of Valois, 1420 Died: 31st August 1422, Vincennes, France Burial: Westminster Abbey, 7th November 1422 The King made famous by Shakespeare, Henry V is world renowned as a Warrior King, who defeated the French... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Katherine Parr

  Born: 1512, Blackfriars Daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green Married: 1) Sir Edward Burgh, 1529 - d. 1533, 2) John Neville, 1534 - d. 1543, 3) Henry VIII, 1543 - d. 1547,  4) Thomas Seymour, 1547 - 1548 (her death) Died: 5th September 1548, Sudeley Castle The final wife of Henry VIII and the... Continue Reading →

The Weekly Monarch .5

Louis XVI Full name: Louis Auguste de France Born: 23rd August, 1754 at Versailles Son of Louis Dauphin of France and Maria Josepha of Saxony Reigned: 10th May 1774 - 10th August 1793 (executed 21st January 1793) This post is late...I know, I've had a very busy week, so therefore I'm making this one a... Continue Reading →

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