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Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons. Generation 27 on our family tree.

Henry V, King of England (16 Sept 1386 – 31 Aug 1422) Buried in Westminster Abbey, London at the eastern end of the Chapel of Edward the Confessor.

Henry VIII, King of England

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Henry I Of England - statue in Westminster//known as Henry Beauclerc (or Educated) the fourth son of William the Conqueror. Henry married Matilda of Scotland but continued to have a large number of mistresses, by whom he had many illegitimate children. Considered by contemporaries to be a harsh but effective ruler, Henry skilfully manipulated the barons in England and Normandy as well as his daughter and nephew who fought for his throne after his death.

A Plantagenet prince, the rich and powerful John of Gaunt (1340 - 1399 ). His liaison with a commoner called Katherine Swynford produced four illegitimate children who were given the name Beaufort ( He married Katherine in 1396 and their children, by this time adults, were legitimised).Their son John was the Great-Great Grandfather of King Henry VIII of England.

If you can't beat them, join them! William the Conqueror was descended from Vikings and Normandy was a prize: