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ENGLAND, King Richard

ENGLAND, King Richard

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  • Name ENGLAND, Richard 
    Prefix King 
    Born 6 Jan 1367  Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Buried Feb 1400 
    Died 14 Feb 1400  Pontefract, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I53012  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2020 

    Father ENGLAND, Edward IV ,   b. 15 Jun 1330, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1376, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother PLANTAGENET, Countess Joan ,   b. 29 Sep 1328, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1385, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1361  Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1367 - Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1400 - Pontefract, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    • Richard II, 8th Planagenent King, a son of Edward, "The Black Prince," crowned king when but eleven years of age, 1377, upon the death of his grandfather, Edward III, he married Ann, of Bohemia (Austria) age fifteen. His youth and inability to control and accept sane advice permitted corruption and discontent to become so wide spread with opposition from his uncles, that he was forced to abdicate the Crown in 1399 to Henry of Lancaster. Disappointed, defeated, disheartened and friendless, he died in 1400, only 34 years of age. The Throne of a hated and freightened King must, indeed, be a lonely seat Thus, came to an end, the rule of the Plantagenet Line of Kings which had been in power 250 years. We carry this line no further but descent from King Henry I, King Henry III, King Edward I and King Edward III can easily be followed by several lines of descent to Captain Thomas Harris, our American immigrant to Jamestown, Virginia in Mahy of 1611. References for this chapter: Collier's "History of Nations"; Encyclopedia "Britanica"; Encyclopedia "Americana"; Funk and Wagnals "Standard Encyclopedia"; "National" Encyclopedia; "Magna Charta Sureties"; "Outline of the Middle Ages"; and several other sources. The above chapter covers a span of some 350 years to about 100 years before America was discovered. It is a very brief outline of the period and many interesting, historical events and gruesome acts are omitted. Several thousand pages have been written, upon these Kings of England, as they emerged from the "Dark Ages". This is not intended to give a large number of extensive details. For the Harris Family, who may trace back to the Royal Crown of England, this is not planned to excite it's ego, inflate it's self respect, give proof of superior blood line, rather, it is intended to show something of the life and times, the very selfish, brutal ruthless, conniving and jealous actions of the English ruling House and extreme ends to which it would go to to secure political power. From this, the splendor and greatness of the Royal Famiy may be questioned. Today though, much change has insued. In the end, we may not feel overly proud to lay claim descent from the Royal Kings of England. By Joe Cletus Harris 1969. --------------------------------------------- King Richard Clarkson II 1367-1400 is said to be the Grandfather of the Clarksons, particularly the John Clarkson 1609-1659 in colonial Virginia.