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Eleanor Beaufort - Eleanor Beaufort (1431–16 August 1501) was the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1406-1455), KG. She married Sir Robert Spencer[2] of Spencer Combe in the parish of Crediton, Devon.  Daughter Margaret Spencer (1472-1536), (or Eleanor Spencer[4]) wife of Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot, Wiltshire.  William Cary, her 2nd son, the first husband of Mary Boleyn.

Arms of Henry Tudor, Duke of York - Henry VIII of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Yorkist Sun In Splendour badge had its origins at the battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1461. Prior to the battle, the Yorkist army saw the illusion of three suns in the sky. Victory for the Yorkist’s ensured that this strange illusion would be remembered as a good omen. In this badge, the sun has been joined with another Yorkist badge, the rose.

The Yorkist Sun In Splendour badge had its origins at the battle of Mortimer’s…

Blenheim Palace | Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. The family armorial bearing, East Gate. Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough was the mother of the 10th Duke and grandmother of the 11th (current) Duke.

Blenheim Palace | Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. The family armorial bearing, East Gate. Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough was the mother of the 10th Duke and grandmother of the 11th (current) Duke.

The Tudor Rose became the heraldic emblem for the union of the rival Houses of York and Lancaster (owners of the heraldic white rose and red rose, respectively) into the House of Tudor. The Houses had, for 30 years, engaged in the War of the Roses, until Henry VII, descendant of a legitimized branch of the House of Lancaster, captured the throne in battle.  The House of Tudor failed in1603 with the death of the "virgin queen," Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII.

The Tudor Rose became the heraldic emblem for the union of the rival Houses of…

St George and the Dragon, c.1471, Lieven van Lathem; (MS 37 FOL 67V). (J Paul Getty Museum)

Title: Saint George and the Dragon. Artist/Maker: Lieven van Lathem (Flemish, about 1430 - Culture: Flemish Place: Ghent (written) Belgium Antwerp (illuminated) Belgium (Place created).

A policeman opens the gates of Buckingham Palace for some ducks, 1964 © Douglas Miller

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A policeman at Buckingham Palace holds the gate open so that a duck and her ducklings, from nearby St. James’s Park, can leave the palace forecourt. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images). May 1964

Henry Plantagenet was born in Le Mans, France on the 5th of March 1133.  He ruled as King Henry II of England (1154–89), Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, and Lord of Ireland.

Henry II 'FitzEmpress' - King of England, so called because his mother, Matilda, had been Holy Roman Empress. Henry II was the first of the Plantagenet kings of England

A LATE VICTORIAN DIAMOND BROOCH, CIRCA 1900. Designed as the Arms of The Prince of Wales, set throughout with cushion-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds and accented with calibré-cut rubies.

Diamond Brooch, Designed as the Arms of The Prince of Wales, set throughout with cushion-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds and accented with calibré-cut rubies.

On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III

king-harold-ii-harold-godwinson-house-of-wessex-Last Anglo-Saxon king of England, January to October He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) at the Battle of Hastings.

An English glass panel, c.1540, displays the heraldic badge of Edward Tudor, then the prince of Wales: three white ostrich feathers with the motto 'Ich Dien' (Here spelled 'Dein'. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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An English glass panel, displays the heraldic badge of Edward Tudor, then the prince of Wales: three white ostrich feathers with the motto 'Ich Dien' (Here spelled 'Dein'.

Bookplate showing the coat of arms of Albert, Prince Consort. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert, Prince Consort's coat of arms, Queen Victoria's mother & Prince Albert's father, were brother & sister

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