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    • Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois

      m. 1420 - 1422

  2. In 1108, Henry betrothed his six-year-old daughter, Matilda, to Henry V, the future Holy Roman Emperor. For King Henry, this was a prestigious match; for Henry V, it was an opportunity to restore his financial situation and fund an expedition to Italy, as he received a dowry of £6,666 from England and Normandy.

  3. The House of Plantagenet (/ p l æ n ˈ t æ dʒ ə n ɪ t /) was a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France. The family held the English throne from 1154 (with the accession of Henry II , at the end of The Anarchy crisis) to 1485, when Richard III died in battle.