Biography of Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster

Timeline

On 25 Mar 1345 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster was born to Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster and Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster at Bolingbroke Castle.

In 1359 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster were married at Reading Abbey. Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster by marriage Countess Richmond (5C 1342). John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster jure uxoris 5th Earl Lancaster, 2nd Earl Derby (2C 1337).

On 31 Mar 1360 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Portugal was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster at Leicester Castle.

On 23 Mar 1361 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster succeeded 5th Earl Lancaster.

In 1362 John Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster.

On 10 Apr 1362 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster succeeded 6th Earl Leicester (2C 1265).

Before 21 Feb 1363 Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster at Burford.

In 1365 Edward Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster.

In 1366 John Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster.

On 15 Apr 1367 Henry IV King England was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster at Bolingbroke Castle.

In 1368 Isabel Lancaster was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster.

On 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster died at Tutbury Castle. Her last words were said to be "Souveyne vous de moi" ("Don't forget me") the 'S' of which was subsequently represented on the Lancastrian Esses Collar.

After 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

The Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar first appears in the early 15th Century. It is also possibly a reference to Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster "Souveyne vous de moi" or "Don't forget me" being a play on words on the "Forget Me Not" flower which is also sometimes referred to as "Souveyne vous de moi".

The Lancastrian Esses Collar first appears in the later 14th Century. Its is believed to represent the last words of his wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster "Souveyne vous de moi" or "Don't forget me". The earliest example being seen on the tomb of John Swynford in Spratton, Northamptonshire, dated to 1368.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Maud Saye

Descendants Family Trees:

John "Lackland" I King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Llywelyn ap Seisyll King Gwynedd, King Powys, King Deheubarth

Kings England: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Henry III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 5 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Daughter of Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Ancestry

Father: Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster Great Grandson Henry III King England

GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster Grandson Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster Son Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry III King England Son John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

Great x 3 GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy Count Provence

Great GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Capet Great Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France Great x 3 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Matilda Reginar Count Saint-Pol Great x 2 Granddaughter Stephen I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Reginar II Duke Brabant Great Grandson Stephen I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Marie Swabia Duchess Brabant

GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

Great GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

Great x 2 GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

Great GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

Mother: Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandFather: Louis Brienne Viscount Beaumont Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John I King Jerusalem

Great x 3 GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne

Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon Count Brienne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea Great Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

Great x 3 GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Agnes Beaumont-Sarthe Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Raoul Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount Great Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Lucie Aigle Viscountess

Great x 2 GrandMother: Agnes de La Flèche Flèche Viscountess

GrandMother: Alice Comyn Baroness Beaumont

Great GrandFather: Alexander Comyn

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alexander Comyn 2nd Earl Buchan

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Comyn Earl Buchan

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Buchan Countess Buchan

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Quincy Countess Buchan

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Quincy 2nd Earl Winchester

Great x 3 GrandMother: Helen Galloway Countess Winchester

Great GrandMother: Joanna Latimer

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Ledet

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ermentrude Lisle