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Martha Frances <i>Nations</i> Phillips

Martha Frances <i>Nations</i> Phillips

"You could hold the whole world in your hands if you cradled this ostrich egg. Its carved surface shows what is thought to be the oldest known depiction of the New World on a globe" — wow!

"You could hold the whole world in your hands if you cradled this ostrich egg. Its carved surface shows what is thought to be the oldest known depiction of the New World on a globe" — wow!

Archaeologists recently unearthed the remains of eight people that may be related to a medieval knight (2013 Edinburgh, Scotland)

Image Album: A Medieval Knight's Kin?

Archaeologists recently unearthed the remains of eight people that may be related to a medieval knight (2013 Edinburgh, Scotland)

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III (last Yorkist king)defeated at Bosworth in…

Wars of the Roses fought in medieval England 1455-1485 between House Lancaster & House York. Name is based on badges used by the 2 sides,red rose for the Lancastrians & white rose for the Yorkists. Major causes of the conflict: both houses direct descendants of king Edward III; ruling Lancastrian king, Henry VI w/ unpopular nobles;civil unrest w/ pop.; lords with private armies; & episodes of mental illness by Henry VI.Wars ended when Richard III (last Yorkist king)defeated at Bosworth in…

Devastation: The great clouds of dust that swept through the Southern Plains in the 1930s buried structures and rendered once-fertile soil barren

Portraits of true grit: Amazing black-and-white photos capture the everyday struggles of Oklahoma farmers fighting to survive the Dust Bowl

Devastation: The great clouds of dust that swept through the Southern Plains in the 1930s buried structures and rendered once-fertile soil barren

Joan de Kent , première princesse de Galles (1328-1385) était l'épouse d'Edouard le Prince Noir. En tant que puissance derrière le trône , elle a été bien aimé pour son influence sur le jeune roi

Joan de Kent , première princesse de Galles (1328-1385) était l'épouse d'Edouard le Prince Noir. En tant que puissance derrière le trône , elle a été bien aimé pour son influence sur le jeune roi

We are very pleased to offer prints from Sir William Segar’s 6 volume authoritative genealogical work, Baronagium Genealogicum: or the Pedigrees of the English, published in London in 1764. It is truly an astonishing work, with 6 title pages, 6 dedications, 298 coats-of-arms (3 double-page) and 383 family trees (102 double-paged). It sells for as much as $38,000 in its entirety.

We are very pleased to offer prints from Sir William Segar’s 6 volume authoritative genealogical work, Baronagium Genealogicum: or the Pedigrees of the English, published in London in 1764. It is truly an astonishing work, with 6 title pages, 6 dedications, 298 coats-of-arms (3 double-page) and 383 family trees (102 double-paged). It sells for as much as $38,000 in its entirety.

Curious about Henry VIII and his wives; I'm caught by Hilary Mantel's gorgeous novels, and now the BBC tv series

Curious about Henry VIII and his wives; I'm caught by Hilary Mantel's gorgeous novels, and now the BBC tv series

King Edward III (1327-1377). House of Plantagenet. 17th great-grandfather of QEII. Reign: 50 yrs, 4 mos, 25 days. Succeeded by grandson, Richard II. In 1330 he had his mother, Isabella imprisoned for life. 1337 began the 100 Years' War with France. Created the Order of the Garter in 1344. In 1350 bubonic plague kills 1/3 of England's population. Improved the monarchy after his father's chaotic reign. Edward III died of a stroke at 64 years old.

King Edward III (1327-1377). House of Plantagenet. 17th great-grandfather of QEII. Reign: 50 yrs, 4 mos, 25 days. Succeeded by grandson, Richard II. In 1330 he had his mother, Isabella imprisoned for life. 1337 began the 100 Years' War with France. Created the Order of the Garter in 1344. In 1350 bubonic plague kills 1/3 of England's population. Improved the monarchy after his father's chaotic reign. Edward III died of a stroke at 64 years old.

Sir John Duke of Lancaster "of Gaunt" Plantagenet (1340 - 1399) - Find A Grave Photos

Sir John Duke of Lancaster "of Gaunt" Plantagenet (1340 - 1399) - Find A Grave Photos

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

Geoffrey V of Anjou - Founder of the House of "Plantagenet" - This surname comes from the Latin, "planta genista." Geoffrey V, [1113-1151], had, according to tradition, the habit of wearing a broom sprig in his helmet, whence the French variant, Plantegenet, arose. Later traditions, equally unverifiable, claim that Geoffrey, in penitence for some unknown sin, scourged himself with branches from a broom plant.

Geoffrey V of Anjou - Founder of the House of "Plantagenet" - This surname comes from the Latin, "planta genista." Geoffrey V, [1113-1151], had, according to tradition, the habit of wearing a broom sprig in his helmet, whence the French variant, Plantegenet, arose. Later traditions, equally unverifiable, claim that Geoffrey, in penitence for some unknown sin, scourged himself with branches from a broom plant.