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The third son of King William (1) (the Conqueror) and his Queen, Matilda of Flanders, (married 1050) was King Henry I (2) who married (1100) (Edith/Maud) Matilda, the daughter of (.pdf file) King Malcolm III (Canmore) of Scotland and St. Margaret.

St. Margaret was a Saxon Princess, descended from King Egbert of the House of Wessex and daughter-in-law of King Duncan of Scotland. Duncan was murdered by Macbeth in 1040.

St. Margaret was the mother of (Maud) Matilda - the Empress - and of Henry I's only son, William, drowned in the sinking of the White Ship in 1120.

The Hastings Legacy - A direct line to the present - Part 1

The Battle of Hastings

Coronation of King William 1st - image adapted from original image courtesy of Leo van de PasThe Empress, (Maud) Matilda (Adelaide) (3) married (1128) (secondly) Geoffrey, Count of Angou whose father was Fulk V, Count of Anjou, the husband of Aremburga, daughter of Helias I, Count of Maine. Their son, King Henry II (4) of England, married (1152) Eleonor Duchess of Aquitaine.

Their son, King John (5) of England, married (1189) (secondly) Isabel of Angou who was the daughter - and heiress - of Aymer, Count of Angou whose wife was Alice, the granddaughter of King Louis VI of France. A daughter of King John - Joan - married Llewelyn the Great whose descendant became King Henry VII of England in 1485, after the Battle of Bosworth Field which brought to a close the long lasting and blood-costly wars of the Roses.

The son of King John and Isabel of Anjou, King Henry III (6) of England, married (1236) Eleonor of Provence who was the daughter of Raymond Berenger, Count of Provence and Béatrice, daughter of the Count of Savoy. (Their daughter, Margaret, married King Alexander III of Scotland.) Their eldest son, King Edward I (7) of England, married (1254) Eleonor of Castile. She was the daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and was 10 years old at the time of betrothal. Her husband, the future King Edward I, was fifiteen.
Their son, King Edward II (8) of England, married (1308) Isabella of France. She was known as 'the She-wolf of France' and was the daughter of King Philip IV the Fair and the sister of his three successors, Louis X - le Hutin, Philip V - le Long and Charles IV - the Fair. Their son, King Edward III (9) of England, married (1328) Philippa of Hainault who was also his second cousin. Philippa's father was William the Good, Count of Holland and Hainault. Her mother was Countess Joan, sister of Philip VI of Valois. She was, like Edward's mother, a granddaughter of Philip III of France.
Ephigy of Cecily NevilleTheir son Edmund, Duke of York, (10) married (1372) Isabella of Castile. Their son Richard, Earl of Cambridge, (11) married (c.1406) Anne Mortimer. Their son Richard, Duke of York, (12) married (c.1438) Cecily Neville. Their son, King Edward IV (13) of England, married (1464) Elizabeth Woodville. Their daughter, the Princess Elizabeth of York, (14) married (1486) King Henry VII (Henry Tudor) of England.
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"Of Tudors, Wars and Roses ..."

Princess Elizabeth of York - image courtesy Leo van de PasPrincess Elizabeth of York was born at Westminster on February11th, 1465. She married Henry Tudor on January 18th, 1486.

She seems to have been beautiful, gentle and kind as well as generous to her relations, to her servants and to her benefactors. In fact, records show that her income never covered her expenses! She was fond of dancing, of music, dicing and hunting. She is still commemorated - as the model for the queen on our playing cards.

She died in childbirth on her 39th birthday, in 1503.

Henry (Tudor) VII of England - image courtesy of Leo van de PasKing Henry VII - Henry Tudor - of England was born at Pembroke Castle in Wales on January 28th, 1457.

His mother was Margaret Beaufort - great granddaughter of John of Gaunt - and was an astute politician in her own right.

His father, who died before Henry was born, was Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond. His grandfather was Owen Tudor and grandmother, Henry Vth's widow, Catherine of France.

He defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 and, two months later, was crowned King in London.

Wedding portrait of Mary Tudor and Charles BrandonMary Tudor               A daughter of Henry VII (Tudor) and Princess Elizabeth of York, (born 1496) was the Princess Mary Tudor. (15)

She married (1515) (secondly) Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Her first husband was Louis XII Valois (King of France) (married 9 Oct 1514 at Abbeville). The daughter of this second marriage was Frances Brandon (16) who married (1535) Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk. Lady Catherine Grey ... about

Their daughter Catherine Grey (17) (Sister of Lady Jane Grey, "the 9 Days Queen" of England) married (1560) (secondly) Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford. Their son, (Lord) Edward Beauchamp Seymour (18) married (1585) Honora Rogers.

The Shakespeare Solution - William Shakespeare was indirectly related to half this Family Vault. For a comedy of errors - or perhaps, indeed, the truth about his "lost years" and to discover the mysteries of the Tudor Internet, follow the link.

The son of Lord Edward Beauchamp Seymour and Honora Rogers was William Seymour, Duke of Somerset (19) who married (1616) as his second wife (after Arabella Stuart d. 1615) Lady Frances Devereux - daughter of the executed Robert, 2nd. Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham. (H.M. Queen Elizabeth II of England descends from the marriage of William Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Frances Devereux.)

Mary Seymour (20) - the daughter of William Seymour and Lady Frances Devereux, married (1653) Heneage Finch, Earl of Winchilsea. Their daughter Frances Finch (21) married (c. 1670) Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth.John, Lord Carteret Their daughter Frances Thynne (22) married (1690) Sir Robert Worsley, 4th Bt Their daughter Frances Worsley (23) married (1710) John Carteret, Lord Granville. (The Spencer Family Tree) (Conjoined at Generation 9 qv) Their daughter Grace Carteret (24) (1713-1755) married (1729) Lionel Tollemache, Earl of Dysart K.T. (1708-1770) Their daughter Louisa Tollemache, Countess of Dysart (25) (1745-1840) married (1764) Access the Smyth/e - Smith IndexJohn Manners. (1730-1792) (John Manners was an illegitimate son of Lord William Manners and Corbetta Smyth, a daughter of William Smith/Smyth - Apothecary of Shrewsbury.) Lord William Manners was the 2nd. son of the 2nd Duke of Rutland.

A son of Louisa Tollemache, Countess of Dysart and John Manners was William Manners, Lord Huntingtower (26) (1776-1833). He married (1790) Catherine Rebecca Gray.(d.1852) Their son The Hon. Frederick James Tollemache, M.P. (27) (1801-1888) married (secondly) (1847) Isabella Anne Forbes (1817-1850).

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