#Norse #Viking #History Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók, "Ragnar Hairy Breeches") was a legendary Norse ruler and hero from the Viking Age described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. In this tradition, Ragnar was the scourge of France and England and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubba.
Malusha, the daughter-in-law of Olga of Kiev, and ancestress of Prince Phillip. The Norse sagas describe her as a prophetess who lived to the age of 100 and was brought from her cave to the palace to predict the future. #royals #royalty #Russia
Charles Martel and Clovis II in St. Denis, Paris- Another family history place/person to visit. Charles "the Hammer" Martel links back through Mama's side of the family (and I did my final honors project @ Chipola on the Battle of Tours).
History Who was King John? King John was the fourth son of Henry the II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He tried to claim the throne from his older brother, King Richard during the third crusade. Richard and John were later reconciled and on Richard’s deathbed he gave his throne to …
THE ANCESTORS OF HENRY VII ~ OWEN TUDOR (on the pin) was a son to Meredith Tudor. Meredith was a Welsh soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd. Both his brothers Rhys and Gwilym rekindled the uprising in 1402 when they (and 16 other men) took Conwy Castle and held it for at least two months. Rhys was executed. Meridith kept his life, but following the demise of Glyndŵr's revolt, much of the Tudor family's lands at Penmynydd and elsewhere were forfeited to the England.