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Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent (roof boss of Canterbury Cathedral; wife of Edward, oldest son of Edward III; mother of Richard II, who lost his crown to Lancastrian Henry of Bolingbroke, laying the foundation for the War of the Roses.

Decorative stone boss at Canterbury Cathedral, thought to be the Fair Maid of Kent, Joan Plantagenet, Princess of Wales. Joan had a rather complicated marital history, and the Black Prince was her husband. Their son became Richard II.

Richard II 1377 - 1399; Son of Edward the Black Prince and Joan the Fair Maid of Kent and grandson of Edward III. Richard ruled at the time of Chaucer the poet.  His cousin, Henry IV, had him murdered in prison to take over the throne.

Richard II 1377 - Son of Edward the Black Prince and Joan the Fair Maid of Kent and grandson of Edward III. Richard ruled at the time of Chaucer the poet. His cousin, Henry IV, had him murdered in prison to take over the throne.

Effigy of Joan Nevill, married William Fitzalan earl of Arundel. d.1462

JOAN NEVILLE, Countess of Westmorland (nee Beaufort) her tomb effigy in alabaster at St. Joan was daughter of John of Gaunt and half sister of Henry IV. She lies next to her husband Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland

Joan of Kent, mother of Richard II, who was deposed by his Lancastrian cousin, Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV)

Joan Princess of England wife of Edward "The Black Prince" Plantagenet of Wales * Parents of Richard King II of England Plantagenet * Cousin What a handsome couple.

Edward of Middleham, only son of Richard III and his wife Anne Neville

Edward of Middleham, only son of Richard III and his wife Anne Neville - pre-Tudor - djc

The joint tomb of King Henry IV and Queen Joanna/Joan of Navarre in Canterbury Cathedral.

The joint tomb of King Henry IV and his wife Queen Joanna/Joan of Navarre in Canterbury Cathedral. (Joan's husband was John II de Montfort IV, Buke of Brittany. They had 9 children)

Joan of Kent-known to history as ‘The Fair Maid of Kent’,described as “the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England, and the most loving”,known to history as ‘The Fair Maid of Kent’.First English Princess of Wales(1328-1385) lived impetuously and had a string of scandalous marriages.

Joan of Kent-known to history as ‘The Fair Maid of Kent’ described as “the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England." First English Princess of lived impetuously and had a string of scandalous marriages.

Richard II, King of England 1367 – 1400. Originally buried at the Friary of…

Gilt-bronze tomb effigies of King Richard II and his Queen, Anne of Bohemia, in Westminster Abbey. The effigies were made after Anne's death in 1395 by Nicholas Broker and Godfrey Prest.

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and mother of Henry I, the first woman to be crowned Queen of England, was born in 1031. Her father, Baldwin V, was the Count of Flanders, and her mother Adela, was a daughter Robert II the Pious Capet, King of France. Statue is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. 27th GG mother William

Jardins du Luxembourg -- La Reine Mathilde (Mathilde de Flandre) - Wife of William the Conqueror, Duchess of Normandy and queen consort of England .

The Royal Jewels Documentary - Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary, Princess Diana

The Royal Jewels Documentary - Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary, Princess Diana - Wonderful video, if you love diamonds and all things sparkly you will adore this video, also lots of interesting old film footage

Tomb effigy of Richard Neville (Warwick the Kingmaker) son of Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury and Alice - Montacute heiress.  Afterwards Earl of Warwick in right of his wife Anne Beauchamp daughter of Isobel - Despenser heiress - These united Neville/Despenser/Monecute/ Beauchamp fortunes were all lost in the York/ Lancaster tussle for the throne--the Wars of the Roses.

Grave Marker- Tomb effigy of Richard Neville Warwick the Kingmaker); Earl of Warwick; father of Anne Neville, Richard III's queen

This image shows John Holland standing beside King Richard II, disguised as a priest to evade Henry of Bolingbroke.

Act III scene iii Bolingbroke: My gracious lord, I come but for my own.

Robert Curthose (1054 - 1134). Eldest son of William I and Matilda of Flanders. Robert and his father did not get along leading William to want to disinherit Robert. He gave Robert the Duchy of Normandy and gave England to his second son, William Rufus. Robert launched a failed rebellion against his brother in 1088. When William II died his younger brother Henry I seized the throne, and Robert tried to invade again in 1101. In 1106 Henry took over Normandy from Robert.

Robert [Curthose] Duke of Normandy, dispossessed and imprisoned by younger brother Henry King of England, buried in Gloucester Cathedral

Richard III 1483-1485  Because of the controversy over his two nephews the "Princes in the Tower" Richard was not popular. He was however a very skilled and brave King.  Richard III was the last King to die in battle, being defeated by his cousin Henry Tudor at the famous battle of Bosworth in 1485.  He was the last of the Plantagenet Kings.

He was a very skilled and brave King. Richard III was the last King to die in battle, being defeated by his cousin Henry Tudor at the famous battle of Bosworth in He was the last of the Plantagenet Kings.

Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine Birth: 	1156 Death: 	Jun. 28, 1189  Princess of England. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married the 27 years o...

Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine, Birth: 1156 Death: Jun. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married the 27 years older Henry the Lion, Duke of Brunswick on Feb

Jacquetta Of Luxembourg, mother of the Queen of England Elizabeth Woodville, suspected witch, all around badass.

"Dressed funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York Placed on top of her coffin as it was carried through the streets, it gives us a remarkable insight into her appearance." (Wife of Henry VII, mother of Henry VIII.

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