Cardinal Henry Beaufort and Joan of Arc

Cardinal Henry Beaufort

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Spread the love…            Cardinal Henry Beaufort (de Beaufort) was born in 1375 in Castle Beaufort, Anjou, France to Sir John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (1340- ) and Katharine (de Roët ) Swynford (c. 1350 – 1403), widow of Sir read on…


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The sinking of the White Ship.

The sinking of the White Ship.

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Spread the love…           Several of my children’s ancestors were among the hundreds who perished in the sinking of the White Ship off Barfleur, France in 1120 – often seen as a 12th century comparison to the sinking of the Titanic. read on…


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Salsbury Prison, North Carolina

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

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Spread the love…          The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.   Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge read on…


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Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Spread the love…          In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of read on…


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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

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Spread the love…            The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well read on…


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In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

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Spread the love…            Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   read on…


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