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  Kings of England
King of England, was the natural son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, and was born at Falaise, in 1027.
On the death of Edward the Confessor, King of England, William made a formal claim to the crown, alleging a bequest in his favour by Edward, and a promise which he had extorted from Harold.
King of England, known before his accession to the throne as William Henry, Duke of Clarence, was the third son of George III.
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  Kingdom of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweyn was proclaimed King of England in opposition to Ethelred II in 1013.
During the reign of Mary I of England, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, Calais was captured by Francis, Duke of Guise on January 7, 1558.
The exiled claimant Charles II of England was recalled to the throne in 1660 in the English Restoration.
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 England from Arthur to William of Normandy
The fine for copulating with a maiden belonging to the king was fifty shillings, with a nobleman's serving woman twenty shillings, with an earl's serving woman six shillings.
The king of Wessex remained the king of England, and England prospered.
England was covered by as much farmland as it would have in the early years of the 20th century, and its population was as large - the result of good nutrition and a lot of exercise.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Richard I, King of England
Returning with a large force to France, the King swept all before him, and though Richard for a while held out alone he was compelled by 21 Sept. to sue for forgiveness at his father's feet.
The King dealt leniently with his rebellious children, but this first outbreak was only the harbinger of an almost uninterrupted series of disloyal intrigues, fomented by Louis VII and by his son and successor, Philip Augustus, in which Richard, who lived almost entirely in Guienne and Poitou, was engaged down to the
Richard was induced to surrender England to the Emperor (as John a few years later was to make over England to the Holy See), and then Henry conferred the kingdom upon his captive as a fief at the Diet of Mainz, in Feb., 1194 (see Bloch, "Forschungen", Appendix IV).
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 John, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The king’s youngest son, John was left out of Henry’s original division of territory among his sons and was nicknamed John Lackland.
After Richard’s departure on the Third Crusade, John led a rebellion against the chancellor, William of Longchamp, had himself acknowledged (1191) temporary ruler and heir to the throne, and conspired with Philip II of France to supplant Richard on the throne.
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In 800 at the decease of King Brithric, Egbert was called by the voice of his countrymen to assume the Government of Wessex, and he subsequently succeeded in reducing all the Kingdoms of the Heptarchy under his sway.
King of Wessex, 802-827, and was the first king of all England, 827-836.
William, Duke of Normandy, was a cousin of King Edward laid claim to the throne and crossed the Channel with an army or Normans, Bretons, Flemish and assorted mercenary warriors and the approval of the Pope.
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 Churchyard/Orr Family Museum (Genealogy) -- Overview Chart of Lineal Ancestors of King Edward III of England and ...
`- Matilda (Maud) Princess of ENGLAND (1103-1169)
.- Alfonso VII, King of CASTILE and GALICIA (1105-1157)
.- Alphonso IX King of LEON (1173-1230)
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 Encyclopedia: Alfred the Great, King of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
One of the greatest kings to ever grace the throne of England, Alfred lived in a time of terrible trial for his country--and by the strong arm of the Lord, the God of Battles, he prevailed.
In the year of grace 868, Alfred was married to a Mercian noblewoman named Ealhswith, and in 871 he became king of Wessex upon the death of his brother, Aethelred, in the aftermath of a tremendous battle with the marauding Danes at Ashdown.
In an age typically scorned by Modernity as "the Dark Ages", King Alfred surrounded himself with competent, well-learned scholars, and "Through their teaching the king's outlook was very considerably broadened".
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 Cities and Towns - Hometown England
England is named after the Angles, one of a number of Germanic tribes believed to have originated in Angeln in Northern Germany, who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries.
England comprises the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight.
Although being in South West England, which is the 4th strongest region in England, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (combined into a NUTS:3 region for statistical purposes) is the weakest area in England, with a GDP per capita of €15 366 per capita, or 73% of the EU average of €21 170.
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 King of England Henry I Beauclerc
Lay investiture was the ceremony were the secular king or queen presented a new church official, like an abbot or bishop, with a ring and staff of office.
His renouncement of lay investiture meant that Henry (in the eyes of the church) was a secular king, not a king annointed of God, and not a king superior to priests.
King Henry was styled as, *Dei Gratia Rex Anglorum*.
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 King of England Henry II
King Henry was styled as, "Rex Angliae, Dux Normaniae et Aquitaniae et Comes Andigaviae." This appears to be the first official use of the title, "King of England," rather than "King of the English," although modern historians give the title to all sovereigns from William the Conqueror.
King Stephen, fearing that the Scots would take advantage of the large number of nobles in attendance for the occasion to invade, hurried to York and stayed there for a whole month.
Peter of Blois said, "With the King of England, it is school every day; there is always conversation with learned men and discussion of learned problems." Traditionally, Henry's dying words are supposed to have been, "Shame, shame on a conquered king," referring to his sons' insurrections.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Religious dissension was the basis of an event that confirmed and fueled James' paranoia: the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605.
Parliament flatly refused to disburse funds to a king who ignored their concerns and were annoyed by rewards lavished on favorites and great amounts spent on decoration.
James tried to kindle Spanish relations by seeking a marriage between his son Charles and the Spanish Infanta (who was less than receptive to the clumsy overtures of Charles and Buckingham), and by executing Sir Walter Raleigh at the behest of Spain.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon46.html   (634 words)

 Aussie 'Rightful King Of England' - Historian
He says King Edward IV, who reigned from 1461 to 1483, was not of royal blood; he was the illegitimate son of a French archer.
Born in England and educated at Ampleforth public school, he is the 14th Earl of Loudon, and a string of other lesser titles.
King Louis XI of France is recorded as shouting about Edward: "His name is not King Edward - everybody knows his name is Blaybourne!' (the surname of the French archer).
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 James I -> King of England on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
On his arrival in England, the king was presented with the Millenary Petition, a plea for the accommodation of Puritans within the Established Church.
Yet the suspicion arose that the king favored the Catholics, because he sought to conciliate Spain and attempted to arrange a marriage between the Spanish infanta and Prince Charles (later Charles I).
After the death (1612) of his capable minister, Robert Cecil, earl of Salisbury, the king exercised the royal prerogative with even less restraint and entered into battle with the courts of common law, whose position was strongly defended by Sir Edward Coke.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/James1Eng_KingofEngland.asp   (1077 words)

 Henry V, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1387–1422, king of England (1413–22), son and successor of Henry IV.
In favoring the Burgundians rather than the Armagnacs in France (see Armagnacs and Burgundians), he disagreed with the king, and a suggestion by his followers that he should succeed immediately to his father’s throne led to his dismissal from the council (1411).
In 1420, Henry concluded the Treaty of Troyes, by which he agreed to marry Catherine of Valois and to rule France in the name of her father, Charles VI, who accepted Henry as his successor.
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 William I, king of England: King of England
William I, king of England: King of England
Upon hearing that Harold had been crowned (1066) king of England, William secured the sanction of the pope, raised an army and transport fleet, sailed for England, and defeated and slew Harold at the battle of
By the Oath of Salisbury in 1086, William established the important precedent that loyalty to the king is superior to loyalty to any subordinate feudal lord of the kingdom.
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 Henry III King England (01 Oct 1206 - 16 Nov 1272)
King Henry III came to the throne in 1216 when he was only nine years old, but did not rule until he came of age in 1227.
Simon de Montfort, leader of the reform party, then governed England until he was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265 by Henry's son, Edward.
Henry III King Of England was married at Cantebury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England and was buried at Westminster Abbey where his altar-tomb and that of his wife can be seen today.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Joan of Arc: Letter to the King of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
After convincing the King of France that she was a prophetess sent by God, she took command of an army and went into battle against the English.
King of England, if you do not do these things, I am the commander of the military; and in whatever place I shall find your men in France, I will make them flee the country, whether they wish to or not; and if they will not obey, the Maid will have them all killed.
She comes sent by the King of Heaven, body for body, to take you out of France, and the Maid promises and certifies to you that if you do not leave France she and her troops will raise a mighty outcry as has not been heard in France in a thousand years.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/joanofarc.html   (666 words)

 webGED: The Bement Family Data Page
Henry III (of England) (1207-72), king of England (1216-72), son and successor of King John (Lackland), and a member of the house of Anjou, or Plantagenet.
The son of King Henry V and Queen Catherine of Valois, Henry was born at Windsor on December 6, 1421.
Henry VIII (1491-1547), king of England (1509-1547), and founder of the Church of England.
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 TimeRef - History Timelines - Harthacnut (King of England 1040-1042)
Albert, one of her sons arrived in England and was promptly murdered possibly by the Earl Godwine.
Overall, Harthacanute was not a popular king, and when he died in 1042 the Saxon Edward the Confessor was chosen as his successor.
King Canute died as Shaftesbury leaving the rule of the country in dispute between Harthacnut (the son of Emma) and Harold Harefoot (the son of Aelfgifu).
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 England Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle, fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the 1930s, home of the post office, country pub and vicarage.
When To Go Anyone who spends any extended period of time in England will sympathise with the locals' obsession with the weather, although in relative terms the climate is mild and the rainfall is not spectacular.
King of England is an awful job: Harold I copped an arrow through the eye, Edward II was killed by his wife and Edward V murdered by his uncle.
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 About Henry VII TUDOR (King of England)
And of course he had the ago-old "feudal dues" of medieval kingship, from the nobility, though it was only in the second half of the reign that he came to rely on the unscrupulous ingenuity of Morton, Empson, and Dudley, his hated collectors, for the increased fruits of his traditional revenue.
So the old theory that Henry VII was the first King to use "new men" in his government is not true, but it is true that he relied to a great extent on the abilities and intellect of such "new men" as Cardinal Morton and Bishop Fox of Winchester with much success.
For example, one of his earliest biographers, Francis Bacon, damned the King as a miser, and it was not until recently, in the light of modern research, that his opinion has been contradicted.
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 About Henry VIII TUDOR (King of England)
Another version is that the love intrigues were not of the King, but of a young man, his favourite, William Compton, who carried on the love intrigue for the King.
The King declared that all monastic lands were forfeit and Cromwell set out to close the monasteries, assess their value, and sell them to the highest bidder.
England practiced Catholicism without a Pope and, in his place, was their King.
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 History of the Monarchy > The House of Windsor > George V
After the Liberal government obtained the King's promise to create sufficient peers to overcome Conservative opposition in the Lords (and won a second election in 1910), the Parliament Bill was passed by the Lords in 1911 without a mass creation of peers.
The King made over 450 visits to troops and over 300 visits to hospitals visiting wounded servicemen, he pressed for proper treatment of German prisoners-of-war and he pressed also for more humane treatment of conscientious objectors.
Following the world slump of 1929, the King persuaded the Labour leader to head a National Government composed of all parties, which won the election of 1931.
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 TimeRef - History Timelines - HENRY (II, King of England 1154-1189)
Matilda, Henry's mother, was heir to the English throne as she was the eldest daughter of Henry I, King of England, but Matilda's cousin Stephen had claimed the throne with some backing from the English Barons who were opposed to a female ruler.
Matilda's attempts to reclaim the throne lead to a damaging civil war in England but Matilda and Henry were victorious and in 1153 Stephen was forced to recognise Henry as heir to the throne.
Henry's early years as king found him controlling the rebellious Barons who had used the chaos of the civil war to fortify their homes and illegally control their territories.
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