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z- Robert de Bruce Kills Sir Henry de Bohun, III (note handle breaks) [Engraver- Alan King]

King Robert de Bruce kills Sir Humphrey de Bohun, My GGF is killed in battle, by my husband's GGF.

~ My 22nd Great Grandparents ~ The marriage of Strongbow (Richard de Clare) and Aoife (Eva) by Irish painter Daniel Maclise.

~ My 22nd Great Grandparents ~ The marriage of Strongbow (Richard de Clare) and Aoife (Eva) by Irish painter Daniel Maclise.

John was king of England from April 1199 to October 1216. He impoverished England, caused the creation of the Magna Carta and inspired the Robin Hood legend. He was a greedy, violent, malicious, cruel, ruthless, lecherous, self-indulgent and callous. He betrayed his friends, father, brothers, wife, and country. He seduced the wives and daughters of his friends and enemies (in which he would produce 12 illegitimate children) and exiled their relatives and parents. He imprisoned and killed…

Every US President Is Part of One Bloodline - The distant grandfather to all US presidents (except Van Buren) is King John "Lackland" Plantagenet, the very same King John who was the antagonist in the Robin Hood story. (Wikipedia) and also my GGF

RICHARD deCLARE, 3rd Earl of Hertford 1153-1218 son of Roger de Clare and Maud de St Hilary . He was present at the coronations of King Richard I at Westminster and King John also present at the homeage of King William of Scotland. He sided with the Barons against King John,  though he had previously sworn peace with the King at Northampton, and his castle of Tonbridge was taken. He played leading part in the negotiations for Magna Carta, being one of the twenty five sureties. 24th G…

Magna Carta - The Magna Carta was signed 15 June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John. 'Magna Carta' is Latin and means "Great Charter". The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents of Medieval England.

Photo of Richard Strongbow de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Striguil - Google Search

Sir William Marshal, First Earl of Pembroke. Temple Church Nave effigy of Sir William Marshall the younger. One of my favourite ancestors!

Warrior: The bones of a medieval knight have been discovered under an old city car park in Edinburgh

After Richard III's discovery, now knight from the Middle Ages is found buried under a car park

Image detail for -THE GRAVE OF a medieval knight or nobleman has been uncovered at an old city car park in Edinburgh. The remains were found by archaeologists at the site of a .

Eleanor of Castile wife of King Edward I. Born 1241 Died 28 Nov 1290. My 22nd Great Grandmother. Photo links to her memorial on www.findagrave.com

Queens of England, Eleanor of Castile, 1241 - 1290 Eleanor was born in Castile, the daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and Joan, the Countess of Ponthieu.

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From the Marriage of Aoife and Strongbow by Daniel Maclise

King John ("Lackland") of England signing the Magna Carta in the year 1215.  Rob's 25th great grandfather - brother of Richard Lionheart.

Magna Carta- a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede.

Garter Arms of Thomas Boleyn, Thomas Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, first Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond

St George's Chapel, Windsor, is home to the Order of the Garter. The choir walls are lined with small brass plates representing the various Knights of the Garter.

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (Blàr Allt a’ Bhonnaich in Scottish Gaelic), a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

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 -