Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler
The fifth son of Aethelwulf, Alfred was born in 849. He came to the throne in 871. Immediately, he was met with the daunting task of ridding his country of the Vikings. The Viking raids had establi…
Charlemagne, 747-814 AD. Portrait after Albrecht Durer, c 1600. Notice the crown. Hapsburg Treasury, Vienna Austria. These places are uniformly dark, but I was pleased with the quality I got with ISO at 6400. More about the beauty of this classsic city and the challenges of photography on tour. jeffnewcomerphotography.blogspot.com/2011/09/prague-tp-bu...
King Edward III 1327 - 1377 Son of Edward II. Edward came to the throne at the age of 14. He fought many battles against the Scots and the French. Set up the Order of the Garter. The outbreak of bubonic plague, the 'Black Death' in 1348-1350 killed half the population of England.
Who Were the Plantagenet Queens of England?
Introducing the Plantagenet queens consort, wives of the English kings from Henry II to Richard II. These women come from many different backgrounds.
8oo Year Anniversary of the Death of King John 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…
Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
This page describes and shows an image of an item in the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Richard II and Henry IV: The Lineage that Led to the War of the Roses
On September 30, 1399, Henry IV was officially named King of England. He deposed his cousin, Richard II, and set up the events of the War of the Roses.
Kings and Queens Photo: Catherine of Valois
Catherine of Valois was the Queen of Henry V. Her son, Henry VI, became King at 9 months. Queen Catherine then began an elicit relationship with Owen Tudor. They had at least 6 children, many of whom Henry VI legitimized. The WotR began again.