WHITE ROSE ~~Richard Plantagenet, conventionally called RICHARD OF YORK was a leading English magnate, great-grandson of King Edward III. He inherited great estates, and served in France at the end of the Hundred Years' War, and in England, ultimately governing the country during Henry VI's madness.Richard eventually attempted to claim the throne but was dissuaded, although it was agreed that he would become King on Henry's death.He failed; but HIS SONS, EDWARD IV and Richard III, did.
In January 878, Alfred beat back the Danes. 871 Alfred becomes King of Wessex following the death of his brother Aethelred 872 London falls to Viking raiders 875 After persistent attacks by Vikings the monks of Lindesfarne travel through Northumbria and Galloway with the Lindesfarne Gospels.
Joan of Kent, first Princess of Wales (1328-1385) was the wife of Edward the Black Prince. Their marriage was a love match; the Plantagenet sons of Edward III had a tendency to defy convention & follow their heart. While Edward & Joan never became King & Queen of England, their surviving son became Richard II. Edward treated his wife affectionately in public & in private; his letter to her seven years after their wedding began, "My dearest and truest sweetheart and beloved companion."
EDWARD "THE BLACK PRINCE" Plantagenet of Wales 1330-1376. The eldest son of KING EDWARD III of England and PHILIPPA of HAINAULT, and father to KING RICHARD II of England. His wife was JOAN PRINCESS OF ENGLAND. He became the first Knight of the Garter. He was one of the founders. Edward was raised with his cousin Joan. He gained papal permission and absolution for this marriage to a blood-relative (as had Edward III when marrying Philippa of Hainault, his second cousin. 18th G GRAND UNCLE
The stairs in the White Tower at the Tower of London where the bones of two boys were found by workmen in 1697 that have long been suspected to be the sons of King Edward IV and his Queen, Elizabeth Woodville.
SAGA OF RAGNAR LODBROK: If you watch the VIKINGS television show, you've met a version of Ragnar Loðbrók. If you want to meet the "original" Ragnar, you should read his saga. It's short, it's exciting, it's better than TV it's the new featured free eBook in The Norse Mythology Online Library. Download the free eBook (PDF format) at http://www.norsemyth.org/p/books.html
William, was the eldest son of Charles, the 8th Earl and was a sword bearer at James II's coronation. He married Lady Elizabeth Butler, but with no surviving children he was succeeded by his brother when he died in 1702.