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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.

Mary Ann Bernal: History Trivia - King Edward III of England declared King of France

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Was nephew to the wife of King Edward IV therefore having the Plantagenet bloodline. He was found guilty of treason and beheaded. He plotted to kill Henry VIII.

Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Was nephew to Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of King Edward IV therefore having the Plantagenet bloodline. He was found guilty of treason and beheaded. He plotted to kill Henry VIII.

Marriage of Edward II and Isabella of France~not one of the happier marriages in history.

Biography of King Edward II, whose reign was memorialized in Marlowe's play 'Edward II'

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Brief but Very Satisfactory Wooing

14 year old Edward III was crowned King of England on this day of February, but the country was ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer

Traitors' Gate At the base of St Thomas's Tower at the Tower of London. Built for Edward I back in the 13th century, it was where prisoners were brought via the Thames to the Tower to serve time or as likely, face the axe.

Traitors' Gate, St Thomas's Tower at the Tower of London. Built for Edward I back in the century, it was where prisoners were brought via the Thames to the Tower to serve time or as likely, face the axe.

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York....married to Richard of York, and mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III.

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York . married to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III.

King Edward I Longshanks : 1306 - Robert Bruce is crowned King of Scotland

Kind Edward I Longshanks House of Plantagenet. great-grandfather of Queen Eliz II. Reigned for 34 years, 7 months, 14 days and was succeeded by son, Edward II. He named his son Prince of Wales, a titled given to every first-born son of the monarchy since.

Osburh , Queen of Wessex. Wife of King Aethelwulf.Parents of Alfred the Great. _____________________________37th and 38th Great Grandmother

Queen Osburga reads for her son, Alfred. First wife of King Æthelwulf of Wessex and mother of Alfred the Great.

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