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  1. Henry II of England was becoming increasingly influential at court, and the other great counts of France were becoming resentful.”FreepediaMarie of Blois and Henry II’s kidsStephen (February 18, 1155 d. 1183) - betrothed to Maria of Denmark until his death, married to Matilda of Portugal until her death due to giving birth to a stillborn ...

  2. In the history of the Catholic Church, women have played a variety of roles and the church has affected societal attitudes to women worldwide in significant ways.. Influential Catholic women have included theologians, abbesses, monarchs, missionaries, mystics, martyrs, scientists, nurses, hospital administrators, educationalists, religious sisters, Doctors of the Church, and canoni

  3. Photos of pictures and images of Medieval Art of the Middle ages from 500AD to 1500AD and medieval historic places and architecture. The so called Middle adds is one of the most fascinating periods of western history that saw the recreation of civilisation after the collapse of the western Roman Empire.

  4. Except for a period of thirteen years from 1801 – 1814 during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, the House of Habsburg-Lorraine retained the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until Tuscany was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1860, as a part of the unification of Italy.

  5. One of the most widespread forms of monarchy is the hereditary one. For most of Europe, there have been two systems in use (at least historically): male-preference primogeniture and agnatic primogeniture. This thread is going to focus on the former. In order to keep this post as brief as possible, I am going to assume that people reading this are already aware what this method of succession ...

  6. Facts About Ill-Fated Royal Romances. 1. The Many Royal Romances Of Henry VIII. No list about ill-fated royal relationships would be complete without a mention of King Henry VIII and his many failed marriages. Henry VIII first married Catherine of Aragon.

  7. On April 7, 1831, after a political crisis that ended with the resignation of his ministers and in the middle of an economic crisis, Pedro abdicated the throne of Brazil in favor of his six-year-old son who reigned as Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. Pedro returned to Portugal where he died at the age of 35, from tuberculosis at his birthplace.