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TUDOR ROSE-- Catherine DeRoet Swynford; mistress and eventual 3rd wife of John of Gaunt (son of Edward III); Duchess of Lancaster and ancestress of the Tudor line via their children, the Beauforts. She is my 19th great grandmother.

My maternal AND paternal Great-grandmother, Katherine DeRoet Swynford Plantagenet, Duchess Lancaster. Wife of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. --She was also Geoffrey Chaucer's sister-in-law, as her sister Phillipa married the poet Chaucer.

Catherine of Lancaster (31 March 1373 – 1418) was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile.    Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile (the daughter and heir of King Peter of Castile, who died at the hands of his half brother Henry II). She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373.[1] Catherine became Queen of Castile through her marriage to Henry III.

Catherine of Castille, daughter of John of Gaunt and Constanza of Castille

Owen Tudor, Henry VIII's great grandfather and from whom the Tudor line began. Owen was the second husband of Catherine of Valois, Henry VI's mother. Being a servant in her household, their romance and marriage was quite a scandal. They had four children, including Edmund and Jasper Tudor.

Contemporary portrait of Owen Tudor, second husband of Katherine of Valois, widow of King Henry V. Owen and Katherine were parents of Edmund Tudor, father of King Henry VII. Owen was grandfather to Henry VII and great-grandfather of Henry VIII.

John O'Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster upper part of window in the Lancaster Museum, by Shrigley & Hunt 1950, in celebration of the firm's bicentenary. Note Lancaster Castle in the window.

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster upper part of window in the Lancaster Museum, by Shrigley & Hunt in celebration of the firm's bicentenary. Note Lancaster Castle in the window.

Catherine of Lancaster (31 March 1373 – 1418) was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile. Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile (the daughter and heir of King Peter of Castile, who died at the hands of his half brother Henry II). She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373. Catherine became Queen of Castile through her marriage to Henry III.

Catherine of Lancaster* March 1373 – Daughter of John of Gaunt Plantagenet and Infanta Constance of Castile and Leon. Catherine was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile.

Lady Margaret Beaufort 1443–1509; ambitious mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, and great grandmother of Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I

Margaret Beaufort, Mother of Henry VII, Grandmother of Henry VIII ~ St John's College, University of Cambridge

Lady Isabel Neville (5 September 1451 – 22 December 1476) was the elder daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the Kingmaker of the Wars of the Roses), and Anne de Beauchamp, 16th Countess of Warwick. She was the wife of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence. She was also the elder sister of Anne Neville, who was Princess of Wales, by her first marriage and Queen consort of England by her second.

Lady Isabel Neville September 1451 – 22 December was the elder daughter…

CECILY OF YORK, VISCOUNTESS WELLES:  (20 March 1469 – 24 August 1507) was an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort Elizabeth, née Lady Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.

Cicely of York, Viscountess Welles, the third, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Niece of Richard III

Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford 18th great grandmother Birth 1416 in Artois, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Death 1472 in Grafton, Northamptonshire, England

Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, Countess Rivers. Mother to Elizabeth Woodville, grandmother to Elizabeth of York, great grandmother to Henry VIII

Portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), amongst English Royalty was a daughter to a king, niece to a king, wife to a king, mother to a king and grandmother to a queen.

A century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII)

This tough cookie is Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. She was only 13 when Henry was born. From that moment on, it was her mission to advance the interests of her son, help him become king, and found a powerful dynasty. She succeeded in doing all three -- no wonder all the surviving portraits of her show a woman who looks like she refused to take any bull from anybody -- that laser-beam glare could freeze anyone in their tracks.

Margaret Beaufort - Mother of King Henry VII, grandmother of King Henry VIII, great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth. Plotted rdaughter Elizabeth for political alliance. Their union produced Henry VIII.

Philippa of Hainault (1314?-1369), Queen of Edward III

Philippa of Hainault, Queen of Edward III of England - kings-and-queens Photo

BRIDGET OF YORK, NUN:  (10 November 1480 – 1517) was an English princess, the tenth child and seventh daughter of Edward IV of England and Queen Elizabeth Woodville.  Her parents may have decided at the time of her birth that this daughter would be dedicated to a religious life, and Princess Bridget was entrusted to Dartford Priory, Dartford, Kent sometime between 1486 and 1492. She became a nun.

Bridget of York born on 10 November 1480 and died in She was an English princess, the tenth child and seventh daughter of Edward IV of England and Queen Elizabeth Woodville.

Cecily of York, daughter of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville

Cicely of York, Viscountess Welles, the third, daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Niece of Richard III

Lady Anne Neville (1456–1485)-daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), wife of Edward, Prince of Wales & wife of King Richard III of England. A main character in the Wars of the Roses (Yorks vs. Lancasters). She married Edward, Prince of Wales sealing an alliance to the House of Lancaster. After Edward dies, the dowager Princess of Wales married Richard of Gloucester; brother of King Edward IV-House of York. She became Queen when Richard seized the crown in 1483.

LADY ANNE NEVILLE daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"); wife of the Lancastrian Edward, Prince of Wales (son of Henry VI) and later of the Yorkist Richard III.

wife to king Edward lll..phillipa of Hainault whose marriage was celebrated at York minster in 1328......Philippa and Edward had fourteen children,[17] including five sons who lived into adulthood and the rivalry of whose numerous descendants would, in the fifteenth century, bring about the long-running and bloody dynastic wars known as the Wars of the Roses.

wife to king Edward lll..phillipa of Hainault whose marriage was celebrated at York minster in 1328......Philippa and Edward had fourteen children,[17] including five sons who lived into adulthood and the rivalry of whose numerous descendants would, in the fifteenth century, bring about the long-running and bloody dynastic wars known as the Wars of the Roses.

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