Category: Kings & Queens
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Elizabeth I
Posted: 18 October 2010 in Kings & Queens
Tags: medieval ruler, spanish armada, tudor dynasty

Elizabeth was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Like another of his many wives, Anne Boleyn was to discover that being married to Henry VIII was not good for her long term health. Henry was desirous of a male heir, and the birth […]

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Charlemagne
Posted: 13 October 2010 in Kings & Queens, Military Leaders
Tags: europe, holy roman empire, medieval ruler

Charlemagne is believed to have been born in 742, the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. Not much is known of his early life prior to the death of his father in 768, at which time the Frankish kingdom was split between Charlemagne and Carloman, his brother. A little over three […]

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Henry VIII (and his six wives)
Posted: 4 March 2009 in Kings & Queens
Tags: cardinal wolsey, catherine of aragon, henry king of england, henry prince of wales, holy roman empire, james iv, king and queen of england, medieval ruler, papal bull, papal dispensation, pope julius ii, thomas cromwell, tudor dynasty

Best known for the unfortunate fates of all but one of his six wives, Henry VIII was son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Henry was born at Greenwich on 28th June 1491, and was only second in line to the English Throne, It had been expected that his elder brother Arthur would become […]

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