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The Bloody History of the Plantagenet Dynasty in 10 Events

“From the Devil we sprang, and to the Devil we shall return” – king Richard the Lionheart, referring to his Plantagenet family. Many contemporaries thought there was something demonic about England’s Plantagenet Dynasty (1154 – 1485), who named themselves after the planta geneste, or common broom, and went at everything full tilt. They were known ...

King John signing Magna Carta on June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, England.

John, byname John Lackland, French Jean sans Terre, (born c. 1166—died October 18/19, 1216, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England), king of England from 1199 to 1216. In a war with the French king Philip II, he lost Normandy and almost all his other possessions in France. In England, after a revolt of the barons, he was forced to seal the Magna Carta (1215). John was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry’s plan (1173) to assign to John, his favourite son (whom he had…

#OTD 4 Sept 1199 – Joanna Plantagenet dies #historical #research

Joanna Plantagenet was Queen of Sicily, and the Countess of Toulouse. She was the daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in October 1165. She died on 4 September 1199. At age elev…

Plantagenets - Jungian Genealogy, by Iona Miller

The dynasty produced such varied characters as the energetic Henry II, arguably one of England's greatest monarchs and his legendary son, Richard the Lionheart, who lead the Third Crusade against...

house of Plantagenet | History, Kings, & Facts | Britannica

House of Plantagenet, royal house of England, which reigned from 1154 to 1485 and provided 14 kings, 6 of whom belonged to the cadet houses of Lancaster and York. The royal line descended from the union between Geoffrey, count of Anjou (died 1151), and the empress Matilda, daughter of the English king Henry I.

The quarrelsome line of Plantagenet kings, whose history is recounted in Dan Jones's 'The Plantagenets' Photo: Alamy

Dan Jones's 'The Plantagenets' is a glittering pageant of a book which brings to life 300 years of history

Mittelalter: So brutal war der größte aller Ritter - WELT

Für nachgeborene Ritter ohne Vermögen boten Turniere ideale Aufstiegschancen. Guillaume le Maréchal brachte es bis zum Champion und stieg in höchste Ämter auf. Der Schlüssel dazu hieß Gewalt.

Ancestors - Jungian Genealogy, by Iona Miller

The idea is that primeval man possessed a substance, a sort of earth, out of which Paradise could grow, and Adam (or primeval man) carries the secret of this earth in himself. ~Carl Jung, ETH,...