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Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet empire.

Henry II, founder of the Plantagenet empire is buried at Fontevraud Abbey, France.

He contents the people wherever he goes, best that ever did prince. For many a poor man that hath suffered wrong many days has been relieved and helped by him. O my troth, I liked never the condition of any prince so well as him. God hath sent him to us for the weal of us all. -- Thomas Langton, 'Bishop of St. David's', 1484, on Richard III.

This is Richard III, the Duke of Normandy, occasionally mixed up with the king

Late A child eating chocolate on a pile of rubble of what once was the house he lived in. Schijndel, The Netherlands. --The pain that attaches from looking at this photo is almost unbearable.

“Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife descend the steps of the City Hall, Sarajevo to their motor car, a few moments before their assassination.”, June 28th, 1914  via (Imperial War Museums)

“Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife descend the steps of the City Hall, Sarajevo to their motor car, a few moments before their assassination.”, June 1914 via (Imperial War Museums)

Marguerite de Valois with her brother Hercule Francois (right), the Valois Tapestries (Musée de Offices à Florence)               This portion of a tapestry showing Marguerite de Valois gives an idea of what dress looked like.

Marguerite de Valois with her brother Hercule Francois (right), the Valois Tapestries (Musée de Offices à Florence) This portion of a tapestry showing Marguerite de Valois gives an idea of what dress looked like.

Sergeant Tommy Prince's cunning and bravery earned him a dozen medals, including battle honours for service in Korea with the PPCLI.  Sgt. Prince, from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, served in the Second World War and in Korea with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He was a member of the Devil's Brigade a legendary force of US and Canadian servicemen formed during WW11. He is one of the most decorated First Nations soldier in Canadian history. (PPCLI Museum and Archives in…

Decorated First Nations vet Tommy Prince embodied triumph, darkness of war

A reflection on First Nations contributions to WW I and WW II PPCLI Museum and Archives in Calgary Sergeant Tommy Prince's cunning and bravery earned him a dozen medals, including battle honours for service in Korea with the PPCLI.

Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919    York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.

“ Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 ” York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German.

Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard the Lionheart. First and only Queen never to visit England

Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England from died She was the wife of King Richard I and the eldest daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile.

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