History & Periods

King Richard II (1377 – 1399) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Richard II
Born: January 6, 1367 at Bordeaux, France
Parents: Edward, the Black Prince, and Joan of Kent
Relation to Elizabeth II: 16th great-granduncle
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: June 22, 1377 aged 10 years
Crowned: July 16, 1377 at Westminster Abbey
Married: (1) Anne of Bohemia, (2) Isabella, nine year old daughter of Charles VI of France
Children: None
Died: February 14, 1400 Read more

King Edward III (1327 – 1377) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Edward III
Born: November 13, 1312 at Windsor Castle
Parents: Edward II and Isabella of France
Relation to Elizabeth II: 17th great-grandfather
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: January 25, 1327 aged 14 years
Crowned: January 29, 1327 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Philippa, Daughter of Count of Hainault
Children: Seven sons and five daughters, plus at least 3 illegitimate (by Alice Perrers)
Died: June 21, Read more

Plantagenet Queens Consort of England: Wives of the Kings of England

Women married to the Plantagenet kings of England had quite different backgrounds.  Here’s a list of these English queens, with basic information about each, and some linked to a more detailed biography:

1. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)

Mother:  Aenor de Châtellerault, daughter of Dangereuse, mistress of William IX of Aquitaine, by Aimeric Read more

King Edward II (1307 – 1327) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Edward II
Born: April 25, 1284 at Caernarvon, Wales
Parents: Edward I and Eleanor of Castile
Relation to Elizabeth II: 18th great-grandfather
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: July 8, 1307 aged 23 years
Crowned: February 25, 1308 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Isabella, Daughter of Philip IV of France
Children: Two sons and two daughters
Died: September 21, 1327 at Berkeley Castle (murdered), aged 43 Read more

King Edward I Longshanks (1272 – 1307) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Edward I Longshanks
Born: June 17, 1239 at Westminster
Parents: Henry III ad Eleanor of Provence
Relation to Elizabeth II: 19th great-grandfather
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: November 20, 1272 aged 33 years
Crowned: August 19, 1274 at Westminster Abbey
Married: (1) Eleanor, Daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile, (2) Margaret, Daughter of Philip III of France
Children: Six sons including Edward Read more

King Henry III (1216 – 1272) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Henry III
Born: October 1, 1207 at Winchester
Parents: King John and Isabella of Angouleme
Relation to Elizabeth II: 20th great-grandfather
House of: Plantagenet
Ascended to the throne: October 18, 1216 aged 9 years
Crowned: October 28, 1216 at Gloucester and May 17, 1220 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Eleanor of Provence, Daughter of Raymond Berenger
Children: Six sons including Edward I, and three daughters
Died: November Read more

King John Lackland (1199 – 1216) the House of Plantagenet

Name: King John
Born: December 24, 1166 at Beaumont Palace : Oxford
Parents: Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Relation to Elizabeth II: 21st great-grandfather
House of: Angevin
Ascended to the throne: April 6, 1199 aged 32 years
Crowned: May 27, 1199 at Westminster Abbey
Married: 1) Isabella of Gloucester, (annulled 1199), (2) Isabella, Daughter of Count of Angouleme
Children: Two sons including Henry III, three Read more

Richard I the Lionheart (1189 – 1199) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Richard I The Lion Heart
Born: September 6, 1157 at Beaumont Place, Oxford
Parents: Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Relation to Elizabeth II: 21st great-granduncle
House of: Angevin
Ascended to the throne: July 6, 1189 aged 31 years
Crowned: 2/3 September, 1189 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Berengaria, Daughter of Sancho V of Navarre
Children: Two illegitimate sons
Died: April 6, 1199 at Limousin, France, aged Read more

King Henry II (1154 – 1189) The House of Plantagenet

Name: King Henry II
Born: March 5, 1133 at Le Mans, France
Parents: Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, and Empress Matilda
Relation to Elizabeth II: 22nd great-grandfather
House of: Angevin
Ascended to the throne: October 25, 1154 aged 21 years
Crowned: December 19, 1154 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Daughter of William X, Duke of Aquitaine
Children: Five sons including Richard I and John, three Read more

King Stephen (1135 – 1154) The House of Normandy

Name: King Stephen
Born: c.1097 at Blois, France
Parents: Stephen, Count of Blois, and Adela (daughter of William I)
Relation to Elizabeth II: 1st cousin 25 times removed
House of: Blois
Ascended to the throne: December 22, 1135
Crowned: December 26, 1135 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Matilda, Daughter of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne
Children: 3 sons and 2 daughters, plus at least 5 illegitimate children
Died: October Read more