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The Absentee King – Richard, the Lionheart

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, … Continue reading

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Henry II, the Best of the Plantagenets

The Plantagenet Era began in 1154 and continued through fourteen British monarchs and 331 years. Reportedly, the family’s surname came about because Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, wore a sprig of flowering broom (Planta genista) as part of his daily dress. … Continue reading

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