Athelstan - the first King of England. Athelstan was King of Wessex 924 - 927, and King of England 927 - 939. He was the grandson of Alfred the Great.

Athelstan, the first King of England. Athelstan was King of Wessex 924 - and King of England 927 - He was the grandson of Alfred the Great.

Much loved: Quiet, firm, and capable, Phillipa of Hainault became Queen of England aged 13 and reigned for 40 years

The historical heroines you've never heard of

Much loved: Phillipa of Hainault became Queen Consort of England aged 13 when she married King Edward III IN She was queen for 40 years, acting as regent when Edward left the kingdom.

It was a coalition of Norse warriors, originating from Denmark, Sweden and Norway, who came together under a unified command to invade the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in AD 865. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters" Read up on some basic information regarding the different centuries of Anglo-Saxon culture. It helps with maintaining realism when in character.

The Plantagenets.  This is King Richard the Ist, known as Richard the Lionhearted, not to be confused with Richard III, whose body was recently found under a parking lot ...

Richard I slept with French king 'but not gay'

Richard I of England, better known as Richard the Lionheart. Best known for leading crusades and all around plundering. Known as a womanizer, yet having no legitimate children, Richard left his throne to his younger brother, John.

King Athelstan (924-940) is 30th great-granduncle to Queen Elizabeth II and of the House of Wessex. No children. Reigned for 16 yrs, 3, mos, 10 days. Succeeded by half-brother Edmund. son of Edward the Elder, Athelstan brought about English unity by ruling both Mercia and Wessex. He defeated an invasion by Scots, Irish, and the men of Strathclyde at Brunanburh in 937. He overcame the Scandinavian kingdom based in York and increased English power on the Welsh and Scottish borders.

Key facts about King Athelstan who was born reigned - including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.

“ Juana la loca. Joanna the mad. After the death of her mother in 1504, Joanna became Queen of Castile (and later Aragon in 1516) in a reign that lasted half a century. But two years before she...

Joanna the mad. After the death of her mother in Joanna became Queen of Castile (and later Aragon in in a reign that lasted half a century.

Professor Kevin Schurer from the University of Leicester revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard III are third cousins, 16 times removed.

Benedict Cumberbatch is as closely related to Richard III as the QUEEN

Professor Kevin Schurer from the University of Leicester revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard III are third cousins, 16 times removed.

Trying to relearn my history. I hope you enjoy my attempt. Egbert 827-839 The first king of England

Egbert (Ecgberht) Rex Anglorum King of the Anglo-Saxons, the first Anglo-Saxon King of England, son of King Ealhmund of Kent, and direct descedent of Odin

Alfred the Great, was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.

Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler

Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

On this day, 800 years ago, October 19, 1216 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III. King John has gone down in English history as one of E…

8oo Year Anniversary of the Death of King John of England.

On this day, 800 years ago, October 1216 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III. King John has gone down in English history as one of E…

This is Prince Henry Stuart eldest son of King James 1st/6th of England and Scotland. He is often known as the lost prince.But definitely a Stuart.

The Lost Prince – in pictures

he Lost Prince Prince Henry (Stuart) of England and Scotland as an Infant, unknown artist, 1596

Edward I Plantagenet of England "Longshanks," Ruled England from 1272-1307; My 23rd great-grandfather

Ancestor-Edward I - Called Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots. King from 1272 -

Elizabeth I as you've never seen her before: Portrait showing off her wrinkles goes on display The work portrays Elizabeth I in her sixties  It was painted by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger in the late 16th century

Elizabeth I as you've never seen her before: Portrait showing off her wrinkles goes on display

Studio of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Portrait of Elizabeth I, c. 1595 (when she was The Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo, North Carolina. Very rare portrait showing the queen's age.

Great Fire of London

Probably the most famous disaster in its history, the Great Fire of London shaped the city we know today. Here are the facts via a handy infographic!

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