Rylander describes a burglar who started punding, and could not stop, even though he was suffering from an increasing apprehension of being caught. Surprisingly, Tibetan monks are more afraid of death than any other group studied.
Struggle and largesse allow a king to gain glory and territory. They are exuberantly drunk, and the crew of the ship is also three sheets to the wind. Out of all of these important people, there is one who is head and shoulders more important than the rest William the Aetheling, named for his grandfather William the Conqueror.
He is the heir apparent to the throne of England. The 17 year old drowns along with everyone else. Henry I is not only devastated by the loss of his son, but also knows that the death of William has put his kingdom in jeopardy, for he has no other legitimate sons.
Call it fate or luck or insight, but Stephen of Blois, cousin of William, is also a member of that party, but he elects not to join the others on that ship. He books passage on a different boat with a crew maybe not completely sober, but less intoxicated. He survives the passage to England.
When Henry dies, he tries to leave his kingdom to his daughter Matilda.
He brings all the important, most powerful men of England to his death bed and makes them swear allegiance to his daughter. They do, but they must have had the fingers of their left hand, as they held the hand of the King with their right hand, crossed behind their backs.
The crown has barely settled on the head of Matilda before it is violently knocked off. Stephen of Blois, who is also a grandchild of William the Conqueror, becomes King. England descends into a costly, bloody civil war. Matilda is supported by her half brother Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, who is by all accounts an honorable and capable leader and probably, if he had been legitimate, would have made a very good king.
Geoffrey of Anjou, the donor of sperm. Matilda married Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, and starts having babies, almost in a mercenary sense because her goal is to see a son of hers on the throne of England. Plantagenet is from the latin planta genista, meaning sprig of broom.
Geoffrey adorns himself with the yellow flower of this shrub, and the nickname sticks. He is a warm, expansive man whom people adore. Geoffrey, luckily, is a man among men because he braves the frigid landscape of her bed and produces three healthy sons, though I have visions of Empress Matilda being one of the first dominatrixes in history with a whip and a commanding voice instructing Geoffrey to mount up or bear the consequences.
I have a particular interest in the Plantagenets due to a marriage between James Ives and Anna Ashley inwhich happens to also be the year that George Washington dies. Now, James and Anna are my 4th great grandparents. My mother was an Ives, and I am directly descended from James.
Anna was of a bluestocking family of Vermont. I like to think that he was a charmer. Anna is not only of a good American family, but she is also descended from the Kings and Queens of England. Previously, I had believed that my connection with the throne of England ended with Henry III, who ascended the throne as a 9 year old after the death of his odious father, King John.
Edmund Crouchback depicted with St. The Crouchback refers to the crossed back and his service in the 9th Crusade. Well as it turns out, Edmund might be off the throne but, when his great granddaughter Blanche of Lancaster marries her cousin Henry IV, his descendents do reach the throne once again.
One needs a scorecard and vast wall spaces for family trees to keep track of the genealogy of the Plantagenet family. Dan Jones does provide some very nice maps and family trees that are a constant source of references to me.
Henry II, the first son conceived in that frigid marriage bed of Matilda and Geoffrey, now King of England after some more bloody fighting with King Stephen, marries the amazing Eleanor of Aquitaine.
I believe she is the only woman to marry the King of France and the King of England in history.
She is intelligent, educated, and powerful in her own right. She is a catch for any man, even a king. He spends so much time out of England that his brother John, the fifth son and baby of the family, tries to take over England.
John does reach the throne when Richard dies from a crossbow arrow after exposing himself needlessly to danger. Now there is an interesting fly in the ointment of absolute power for John. His brother Geoffrey, who is the brother between Richard and John, has a son named Arthur of Brittany, who by the rules of primogeniture should have been King of England after Richard.Saturday, October 25, [David Bernstein, 10/25/ PM]Straw Man Criticism: Blogging, and being involved in public debates more generally, leaves one open to criticism, and sometimes the critics even turn out to be right.
But in a couple of recent instances, bloggers have criticized arguments I never made, setting me up as a libertarian strawman. 45 Easy Essay Hooks for How to Write a Good Introduction.
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