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The Bloody History of the Plantagenet Dynasty in 10 Events

“From the Devil we sprang, and to the Devil we shall return” – king Richard the Lionheart, referring to his Plantagenet family. Many contemporaries thought there was something demonic about England’s Plantagenet Dynasty (1154 – 1485), who named themselves after the planta geneste, or common broom, and went at everything full tilt. They were known ...

It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible. #History

It’s hard to believe, but as little as 300 years ago, British Royals routinely consumed human flesh and organs for medicinal purposes. According to research, this practice may have persisted to as late as the beginning of the 19th Century. Blood, brains, hearts, livers and even eyes were on the menu. The parts were often taken from dead soldiers or prisoners. Some monarchs even opted to extract the body parts directly from the corpses themselves to ensure they were as fresh as possible…

If you've ever been curious about the history of the #English language, this English #language timeline is for you! Learn about how English #wordorigins affect modern English spelling and pronunciation. In other words, find out why English is so crazy! #learnEnglish #ESL #inglés #history #etymology

Have you ever wondered why English is so inconsistent with spelling and pronunciation? Take a look at the history in this timeline of the English language.

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The House of Plantagenet had its origins in a cadet branch of the original counts of Anjou, the dynasty established by Fulk I of Anjou at the beginning of the tenth century. .

In Scotland, Shetland can be translated to 'Hilt Land' or 'sword handle, while Stirling really means 'Place of Strife'

The infographics show how early pioneers in the British Isles left their mark through county place names that are still in place today and reflect Roman, Celtic and Anglo Saxon language.

Richard I, or Richard the Lionheart (Cœur de Lion), was King of England from 1189 to 1199 CE. Known for his courage and successes in warfare, the king was so busy with the Third Crusade (1189–1192 CE) and then the defence of English-held territory in France that he would only spend five months of his reign in England.

Richard I, or Richard the Lionheart (Cœur de Lion), was King of England from 1189 to 1199 CE. Known for his courage and successes in warfare, the king was so busy with the Third Crusade (1189–1192 CE) and then the defence of English-held territory in France that he would only spend five months of his reign in England.

Framlingham Castle was once a Howard stronghold in Suffolk, eventually coming into the hands of the Crown during the Tudor period. It was at Framlingham that Mary Tudor learnt that she had been proclaimed queen in England, in July 1553. Learn about the history of the castle and this historic event! #framlinghamcastle #england #maryi #tudorbuilding #thetudors #castles

Framlingham Castle was once a Howard stronghold in Suffolk, eventually coming into the hands of the Crown during the Tudor period. It was at Framlingham that Mary Tudor learnt that she had been proclaimed queen in England, in July 1553. Learn about the history of the castle and this historic event! #framlinghamcastle #england #maryi #tudorbuilding #thetudors #castles

British Isles at the time of Alfred the Great. Parts of Romanized England were Christianized since Apostolic times.

Key facts about King Alfred the Great who was born c.849, reigned (871 - 899) including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.