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  1. Matilda’s son Henry Plantagenet, the first and greatest of three Angevin kings of England, succeeded Stephen in 1154. Aged 21, he already possessed a reputation for restless energy and decisive action. He was to inherit vast lands. As heir to his mother and to Stephen he held England and Normandy; as heir to his father he held Anjou (hence Angevin), Maine, and Touraine; as heir to his ...

  2. The Plantagenets were the magnificently colourful family of kings who ruled England between 1152 and1485, and ended by destroying themselves in the bloodbath known as the Wars of the Roses....

  3. 12 de dic. de 2022 · Richard III, also called (1461–83) Richard Plantagenet, duke of Gloucester, (born October 2, 1452, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England—died August 22, 1485, near Market Bosworth, Leicestershire), the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of England. He usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in 1483 and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) at the Battle of ...

  4. Its king, Alfred the Great, was overlord of western Mercia and used the title King of the Angles and Saxons, but he never ruled eastern and northern England, which was then known as the Danelaw, having earlier been conquered by the Danes from southern Scandinavia.

  5. Timeline of the Kings and Queens of England The Plantagenets 1216 - 1399 This dynasty is normally subdivided into three parts. 1154-1216 - The first Plantagenet kings were the Angevins 1216-1399 - The Plantagenets 1399-1485 - The Houses of Lancaster and of York.

  6. 17 de ene. de 2023 · In the 15th century it provided three kings of England—Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI—and, defeated by the house of York, passed on its claims to the Tudor dynasty. The family name first appeared in 1267, when the title of earl of Lancaster was granted to Edmund “Crouchback” (1245–96), the youngest son of Henry III.

  7. 30 de ene. de 2023 · A portrait of King Henry II. The final few years of Henry’s reign up until his death in 1189, were tormented by disputes with his sons. He had fashioned a large empire and made England a powerful nation. Yet in the attempts of his sons to keep the Angevin Empire from being divided, they inadvertently began the process which tore it apart ...