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Truly ancient pictures from before 1600
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We didn't have photos before the mid 1800's, but we do have paintings and sculptures. These are some of the representations of people and places before 1600.
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Joanna of Castile, aka Joanna the Mad, was the first queen to reign both Castile and Aragon at the same time. She was known for Joanna the Mad because of her mental illness. She was the 3rd child born to Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. She was also the elder sister of Queen Katherine of Aragon, King Henry the VIII's first wife. She was a very attractive young woman and married Philip of Castile in 1496. She gave birth to 6 children. Joanna suffered from a mental illness known as Schizophrenia. She died in 1555 at age 75.
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Nov 6, 1479 - Unknown
Added Jan 26, 2012 by: C C
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Margaret Tudor was the eldest daughter born to King Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York. Her father set up a marriage plan for her when she was 6 years old. She married firstly, James IV of Scotland age 13. She only had 1 surviving child by him. When James died, she married Archibald Douglas and settled back in England. It was there that she gave birth to Margaret Douglas. She divorced her husband, realizing he had cheated on her. Then she remarried for the third time to Henry Stewart 1st Lord Methven. She died of a stroke at age 51. Her current descendents are the British Royal Family.
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Nov 28, 1489 - Nov 18, 1541
Added Jan 25, 2012 by: C C
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Eleanor of Castile, the first queen consort of Edward I of England, was also the Countess of Ponthieu. Eleanor of Castile reigned as the Countess of Pontheiu reigned from 1279 through 1290, and as the Queen consort of England from November 16th 1272 through November 1290.
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Unidentified photo from a box of old photos of Esther Garfinkel Soffar Gamache in Houston, Texas. Hoping someone can identify the person. Mystery: Who is he?
Added Sep 21, 2018 by: Diane Soffar
Diane Soffar
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A photo of Thurman Claben Dowd
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Aug 22, 1911 - May 8, 1988
Added May 14, 2018 by: Patricia Walling
Patricia Walling
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A photo of Donna Mae (Morgan) Wolner
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Aug 31, 1933 - Nov 15, 2016
Added Mar 8, 2018 by: Patricia Walling
Patricia Walling
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A photo of John M. Tesarik's produce wagon. Delivering produce near Spokane Washington
A photo of Edith Olive Miller, Hattie Miller, Esther Miller, and Edith Miller
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Feb 11, 1891 - Apr 16, 1962
Added Nov 24, 2017 by: Patricia Walling
Patricia Walling
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A photo of Joan Darlene Wolner
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Sep 8, 1930 - Unknown
Added Nov 24, 2017 by: Patricia Walling
Patricia Walling
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A photo of Jennie Ethel Miller
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May 1, 1880 - 1965
Added Nov 12, 2017 by: Patricia Walling
Patricia Walling
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A photo of Everett Francis "Jack" Morgan
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Apr 4, 1908 - Aug 1, 1959
A photo of Grandpa Oliver Alexander Wolner
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May 30, 1903 - Feb 8, 1968
A painting of Charlemagne (also known as Charles the Great) united a great portion of Europe in the Middle Ages.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 7, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A portrait of Adèle de Crépy, 1024
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 5, 2014 by: Steven Simons
Steven Simons
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A photo of a coin. Oldest reference to the name Ezzo or Azzo as a variation of ANNO, from 550 A.D. Byzantine coinage
Added Oct 21, 2014 by: Daniel Izzo
Daniel Izzo
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WILL OF JOHN THRESTON 1558 OCTOBER 5: Index of Wills in the York Registry: 1554 to 1568 By York (England), Ely Wilkinson Crossley, Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Association, Yorkshire Archaeological Society Page 164 - October 5, 1558
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 16, 2013 by: Roger McHugh
Roger McHugh
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John Threston - Historical Reference as relatives of the Twysden and Twisden and Lewkenors families *Book The family of Twysden and Twisden" their history and archives from an original by Sir John Ramskill Twisden completed by C. H. Dudley Ward. Pages 63 and 65 Twysden Baronets - Wikipedia
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Added Nov 16, 2013 by: Roger McHugh
Roger McHugh
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This fort was first built and occupied before 4000 bc. It was in continual use until about 1880, the most continually used fort in the world.
Added Jun 20, 2013 by: Phillip Maine
Phillip Maine
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A photo of the statue of Violant of Hungary.
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1219 - 1251
A photo of Isabella of Aragon. She is depicted in Arbor genealogiae regum Francorum by Bernard Gui.
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1247 - Jan 28, 1271
Lady, and a countess:This painting was done in 1599 . The woman in it is Lady Sarah Blount. Countess of Leicester.
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Unknown - Unknown
Angharad de Windsor de Barry married William de Barri (Barry) lived at Manorbier,Pembrokeshire, Wales They had four children: Robert de Barry (1120-1185) Philip de Barry (1125-1199) Walter de Barry (1130 Gerald Cambrensi de Barri (1135-1215) (archd. of Brecon)
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Added Jan 14, 2013 by: Kevin Barry
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Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known asGerald de Barry, Gerallt Gymroin Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times. Born ca. 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh descent; he is also known as Gerald de Barri. Gerald was son of William FitzOdo de Barry (or Barri), the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland and one of the most powerful Anglo-Norman barons in Wales at that time.[1] He was a maternal nephew of David fitzGerald, the Bishop of St David's and a grandson of Gerald de Windsor (alias FitzWalter),[2] Constable of Pembroke Castle, and Nest the daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr. Through their mother, Angharad, Gerald and his siblings were closely related to Angharad's first cousin, Rhys ap Gruffydd, the Lord Rhys (Yr Arglwydd Rhys), and his family. Gerald received his initial education at the Benedictine house of Gloucester, followed by a period of study in Paris from ca 1165-74, where he studied the trivium. He was employed by Richard of Dover, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on various ecclesiastical missions in Wales, wherein he distinguished himself for his efforts to remove supposed abuses ofconsanguinity and tax laws flourishing in the Welsh church at the time. He was appointed archdeacon of Brecon, to which was attached a residence at Llanddew. He obtained this position by reporting the existence of the previous archdeacon's mistress; the man was promptly fired. While administrating this post, Gerald collected tithes of wool and cheese from the populace; the income from the archdeaconry supported him for many years. Upon the death of his uncle, the Bishop of St David's, in 1176, the chapter nominated Gerald as his successor. St David's had long-term aims of becoming independent of Canterbury, and the chapter may have thought that Gerald was the man to take up the cause. Henry II of England, fresh from his struggle with Thomas Becket, promptly rejected Gerald, possibly because his Welsh blood and ties to the ruling family of Deheubarth made him seem like a troublesome prospect, in favor of one of his Norman retainers Peter de Leia. According to Gerald, the king said at the time: "It is neither necessary nor expedient for king or archbishop that a man of great honesty or vigor should become Bishop of St. David's, for fear that the Crown and Canterbury should suffer thereby. Such an appointment would only give strength to the Welsh and increase their pride".[3] The chapter acquiesced in the decision; and Gerald, disappointed with the result, withdrew to the University of Paris. From ca 1179-8, he studied and taught canon law and theology. He returned to England and spent an additional five years studying theology. In 1180, he received a minor appointment from the Bishop of St. David's, which he soon resigned because of corruption he saw in the administration.
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1147 - 1223
Added Jan 13, 2013 by: Kevin Barry
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Gerald de Windsor (1070 -1136), also known as Gerald FitzWalter, Constable of Pembroke Castle from 1102, was the nobleman in charge of the Norman forces in Wales in the late 11th century. Notably, he was the progenitor of the FitzGerald and de Barry dynasties of Ireland. These celebrated Hiberno-Norman or Cambro-Norman families, have been Peers of Ireland since the 14th Century at least. Odo’s grandson, Gerald of Wales, a 12th century scholar, gives the origin of his family's name, de Barry, in his Itinerarium Cambriae (1191): "Not far from Caerdyf is a small island situated near the shore of the Severn, called Barri, from St. Baroc … . From hence a noble family, of the maritime parts of South Wales, who owned this island and the adjoining estates, received the name of de Barri." Many family members later assisted in the Norman invasion of Ireland. For the family's services, King John of England awarded Philip's son, William de Barry, extensive baronies in the Kingdom of South Munster, specifically the defunct Uí Liatháin kingdom (O'Lethan and Imokilly) with its late seat at Castlelyons. Probably the first emigrant Gherardini was Otterus, or Othoer, son of Mathias, a son of Cosmus, the great Duke of Florence. They were also of the Ferrara-Modena branch of the House D'Este, the younger branch penetrating to the Teutonic domains of Charlemagne to found the royal families of Brunswick and Hanover in what is now Germany. Some records say that Otho went to Normandy in the caravan of King Canut of England who had passed through Florence on his way home from a pilgrimage to Rome. It is said that he came into England later with Edward the Confessor when he was called back from exile to be King of England. There is an old lyric quote in English records which says "the Earldom which to Otho brave, the Saxon sainted Edward gave". His son, Otho Fitz-Othoer appears in 1058 in the Domesday Book as a baron of England. This man, Otho, was the ancestor of Gerald de Windsor. Gerald was the ancestor of the Fitzgeralds,,Barrys,Barrymore, Fitzmaurices, Carews, Redmonds and Keatings of Ireland,
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1070 - 1136
Angharad de Windsor (de Barry) (Born 1104 Died 1176) foundress of the de Barry dynasty of Ireland who married William FitzOdo de Barry Angharad, who married to William Odo de Barry (William de Barry), Odo de Barry was the grantee of the immense manor of Manorbier in Pembrokeshire, which included the manors of Jameston and Manorbier Newton, as well as the manors of Begelly and Penally. He built the first motte-and-bailey at Manorbier. His son, William FitzOdo de Barry, is the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland. He rebuilt Manorbier Castle in stone and the family retained the lordship of Manorbier until the 15th century. • Children • Philip de Barry (fl. 1183), was a Cambro-Norman warrior from Manorbier in Pembrokeshire who participated in the colonisation of Kingdom of Desmond following the Norman invasion of Ireland. He was the founder of the Barry or De Barry family in County Cork, and common ancestor of the barons Barry and earls of Barrymore. Philip de Barry, founder of Ballybeg Abbey at Buttevant in Ireland • Robert de Barry (fl. 1175) was a Cambro-Norman warrior from Manorbier in Pembrokeshire who participated in the colonisation of the Kingdom of Desmond following the Norman invasion of Ireland. • Edmond de Barry • Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon ofBrecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times. Born ca. 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh descent; he is also known as Gerald de Barri. • Gerald was son of William FitzOdo de Barry (or Barri), the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland and one of the most powerful Anglo-Norman barons in Wales at that time.[1] He was a maternal nephew of David fitzGerald, the Bishop of St David's and a grandson of Gerald de Windsor (alias FitzWalter),[2] Constable of Pembroke Castle, and Nest the daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr. Through their mother, Angharad, Gerald and his siblings were closely related to Angharad's first cousin, Rhys ap Gruffydd, the Lord Rhys (Yr Arglwydd Rhys), and his family. Barons Barry (c. 1261) • David de Barry, 1st Baron Barry (d. 1278) • John Barry, 2nd Baron Barry (d. 1285) • David FitzDavid Barry, 3rd Baron Barry (d. 1290) • John Barry, 4th Baron Barry (d. 1330) • David Barry, 5th Baron Barry (d. 1347) • David Barry, 6th Baron Barry (d. 1392) • John Barry, 7th Baron Barry (d. 1420) • William Barry, 8th Baron Barry (d. 1480) • John Barry, 9th Baron Barry (d. 1486) • Thomas de Barry, 10th Baron Barry (d. 1488) • William Barry, 11th Baron Barry (d. 1500) • John Barry, 12th Baron Barry (d. 1530) • John Barry, 13th Baron Barry (d. 1534) • John FitzJohn Barry, 14th Baron Barry (1517–1553) (created Viscount Barry in 1541) Viscounts Barry (1541) • John FitzJohn Barry, 1st Viscount Barry (1517–1553) • Edmund FitzJohn Barry, 2nd Viscount Barry (d. 1556) • James FitzJohn Barry, 3rd Viscount Barry (d. 1557) • James FitzRichard Barry, 4th Viscount Barry (b. c. 1520–1581) • David Barry, 5th Viscount Barry (d. 1617) • David Barry, 6th Viscount Barry (1604–1642) (created Earl of Barrymore in 1627/28) Earls of Barrymore (1627/28) • David Barry, 1st Earl of Barrymore (1604–1642) • Richard Barry, 2nd Earl of Barrymore (1630–1694) • Laurence Barry, 3rd Earl of Barrymore (1664–1699) • James Barry, 4th Earl of Barrymore (1667–1747) • James Barry, 5th Earl of Barrymore (1717–1751) Mother Nest ferch Rhys (b. c. 1085 - d. before 1136) was the only legitimate daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, last King of Deheubarth, by his wife, Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn of Powys. She is sometimes known, incorrectly, as "Nesta" or "Princess Nesta".[1][2] Father Gerald de Windsor (1070 -1136), also known as Gerald FitzWalter .Some time after the rebellion of the powerful Montgomery clan of Normandy and England, King Henry married Nest to Gerald de Windsor, Arnulf de Montgomery's former constable for Pembroke Castle and one of the recent Montgomery rebels. By Gerald, Nest is the maternal progenitor of the FitzGerald dynasty, one of the most celebrated families of Ireland and Great Britain..Angharad was the granddaughter Walter FitzOtho . FitzOtho became Constable of Windsor Castle immediately upon its completion by William I of England.[1] of They are referred to as Cambro-Normans or Hiberno-Normans, and have been Peers of Ireland since 1316, when Edward II created the earldom of Kildare for John FitzGerald. Gerald de Windsor held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle from 1102 and was granted the manor of Moulsford in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) by Henry I of England. The castle at Carew came with Nest as part of her dowry. Gerald demolished the wooden structure and built a motte and bailey in its place. In 1105, Gerald built the castle of Little Cenarch. Brother Robert Fitz-Stephen (c.1120–1183)[1] was a Cambro-Norman soldier, one of the leaders of the Norman invasion of Ireland, for which he was granted extensive lands in Ireland. He was a son of the famous Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last king of Deheubarth (South Wales). His father was Nest's second husband, Stephen, Constable of Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi). Following the death of her first husband, Gerald de Windsor, her sons had married her to Stephen, her husband's constable for Cardigan. By Stephen, she had another son, possibly two; the eldest was Robert, and the younger may have been Hywel. In Wales Robert rendered good service in the troubles of 1173 and was rewarded in 1177 by receiving from the king of England, jointly with Miles de Cogan, a grant of the kingdom of Cork, "from Lismore to the sea".[3] with the exception of the city of Cork. Cogan was the son of his half-sister Gwladys. The native princes of that province disputed the king's right to dispose of the territory on the grounds that they had not resisted king Henry, or committed any act that would have justified the forfeiture of their lands. In consequence, Fitz-Stephen had difficulty in maintaining his position and was nearly overwhelmed by a rising in the Kingdom of Desmond in 1182. Having no living male heirs, Fitz-Stephen eventually ceded these territories to Angharad son Philip de Barry, his half-nephew around 1180: References 1. ^ Rev. E. Barry, Records of the Barrys of County Cork from the earlist to the present time., Cork, 1902, pg 3. 2. ^ The Peerage: Gerald fitz Walter 3. ^ Geraldus Cambrensis, Vol. vi., p. 91. 4. ^ Welsh Biography Online 5. ^ Rev. E. Barry, Records of the Barrys of County Cork from the earliest to the present time., Cork, 1902, pg 4.
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The Norman knight Odo de Barri was granted the lands of Manorbier, Penally and Begelly in gratitude for his military help in conquering Pembrokeshire,Wales in 1103. The first castle was motte and bailey style, with the stone walls being added in the next century by later Normans. Giraldus Cambrensis, son of William de Barri, was born in the village in 1146, and called it "the pleasantest place in Wales".
McDaniel coat of arms - Blue; A gold Lion Attacking
Alice Barnham and her sons Martin and Stephen: This group portrait, oil on panel, dated 1557 and long mislabeled "Lady Ingram and Her Two Boys Martin and Stephen" has now been shown to be a portrait of Alice Barnham and her two oldest sons. In the portrait, she is dressed in expensive but not lavish clothing. She wears a dark gown lined with fur and trimmed at the neck and wrists with lace. On her head she wears what was known as a French hood, or coif. Above the head of each boy is a plaque giving his date and time of birth: Martin was born at 9 o'clock in the morning on March 26, 1548, and Steven was born at 10 o'clock at night on July 21, 1549. Above Alice's head is a similar plaque which also gives her date of birth: September 30, 1523. However, it also reads "Tornid/fro that I was unto that/ye se A. Dni 1557" ("Turned from that I was into that you see, Ano Domini 1557"). This seems to indicate that in or before 1557, the date of the picture, her status changed in some way. The notable absence of the boys' father from the portrait suggests to some that perhaps he had been forced into hiding or even into exile because of his religious beliefs, and that Alice had become the head of the family in his place. However, Sir Francis was very much alive at the time and living in London. Thus, some other reason must be supposed for his absence from the family portrait.
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Sep 7, 1523 - Unknown
Coat of arms issued to a member of the Willard family (Viellard). Description to follow
Added Oct 19, 2012 by: Keith Willard
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This family crest (of the Viellard of Willard family) goes well back to before 1066. No location for the Willard family crest offered by the submitter.
Added Oct 19, 2012 by: Keith Willard
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King Shapur I of Persia from 241-272. He was born about 195 and was the son of Ardashir I (226-241), our 52nd great great grandfather.
Added Oct 5, 2012 by: Joyce Potter
Joyce Potter
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Escudo de Arsenal de Ladrero: last known whereabouts they were Knights around 1100 A.D in the Spanish Kingdom
Howard Carter, born May 9th 1874, died March 2nd, 1939 was an English archaeologist who is best remembered for his legendary discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Tutankhamun of course was the famous 14th century BC pharaoh of Egypt. Archaeologist Howard Carter is seen in this photo with a member of his excavation team (name unknown) posing in front of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus located in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, February 1923.
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May 9, 1874 - Unknown
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Of Suffolk and the 1st Viscount Lisle was born circa 1484 and died August, 22nd 1545. His third wife, Mary Tudor, made him the brother-in-law to Henry VIII.
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Painting of Otto I, the Duke of Saxony who lived from approximately 851 through November 30th, 912. Otto I was the Duke of Saxony from 880 until his death.
Rollo, born 860, of the Vikings and his Descendants are our Ancestors, Great Grandparents. In honor to those living and gone.
Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, known as the two princes, were sent to a tower in 1483 but were never seen again, leaving to the conclusion that they were murdered. There were 4 suspects; Richard III, James Tyrrell, Henry Stanford, and King Henry the VII. The princes were the younger twin brothers of Elizabeth of York, Henry the VIII's mother.
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Aug 17, 1473 - Unknown
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was the only surviving legitimate child born to James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Born in 1542, Mary betrayed her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, but she refused to believe it. But Mary was sent to live in the Tower of London until her execution in 1587. She was 44 years old. Her son, James VI of Scotland, ruled England after Queen Elizabeth died.
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Nov 4, 1631 - Dec 24, 1660
Added Jan 24, 2012 by: C C
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Lady Margaret Beaufort was the mother of King Henry the VII of England. 13 years old at the time of his birth, she sent him to live with his uncle Jasper Tudor. When Henry was old enough, he moved in with his mother. Margaret and her son bonded. Over the years, she remarried but could not have anymore children, since she had damage done to her body having Henry. She set up a marriage plan for her son to marry Elizabeth of York. She died in 1509 aged 66.
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May 31, 1443 - Unknown
Arthur Tudor was the first child born to King Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York in 1486. He was also the older brother of Henry the VIII. He was betrothed to the Spanish princess, Katherine of Aragon at age 2. He married Katherine at age 15. But 5 months later, he died of the sweating sickness in 1502.
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Sep 20, 1486 - Unknown
Catherine Howard was the fifth wife of King Henry the VIII of England. She was beheaded for adultery at age 19. (This portrait is believed to be Catherine Howard).
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