Blanche of Castile is ancestor 10 in the 2014 project, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. She was the granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II. She was a strong woman, dedicated mother, and devout Catholic. I am proud to call her my ancestor.
Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine, Birth: 1156 Death: Jun. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married the 27 years older Henry the Lion, Duke of Brunswick on Feb
Margaret of Anjou wife of Lancastrian Henry VI. When Henry was deemed mentally incompetent, Margaret restyled herself a warrior-queen. She led several victories during the War of the Roses. Her only child was slain in battle by Edward VI.