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 Earl 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

GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

Great GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster

Great Great GrandFather: Henry III King England

Great Great Great GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

Great Great Great GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

Great Great Great GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy Count Provence

Great GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre

Great Great GrandFather: Robert Capet

Great Great Great GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Great Great Great GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France

Great Great GrandMother: Matilda Reginar Count Saint-Pol

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry Reginar II Duke Brabant

Great Great Great GrandMother: Marie Swabia Duchess Brabant

GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

Great GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

Great Great GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

Great GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer

Great Great GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Beauchamp

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

Great Great GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

Mother: Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster

GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan

Great GrandFather: Louis Brienne Viscount Beaumont

Great Great GrandFather: John I King Jerusalem

Great Great Great GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne

Great Great Great GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon Count Brienne

Great Great GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea

Great Great Great GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

Great Great Great GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile

Great GrandMother: Agnes Beaumont-Sarthe

Great Great GrandFather: Raoul Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount

Great Great Great GrandFather: Richard Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount

Great Great Great GrandMother: Lucie Aigle Viscountess

Great Great GrandMother: Agnes de La Flèche Flèche Viscountess

GrandMother: Alice Comyn Baroness Beaumont

Great GrandFather: Alexander Comyn

Great Great GrandFather: Alexander Comyn 2nd Earl Buchan

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Comyn Earl Buchan

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Buchan Countess Buchan

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Quincy Countess Buchan

Great Great Great GrandFather: Roger Quincy 2nd Earl Winchester

Great Great Great GrandMother: Helen Galloway Countess Winchester

Great GrandMother: Joanna Latimer

Great Great GrandFather: William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby

Great Great GrandMother: Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby

Great Great Great GrandFather: Walter Ledet

Great Great Great GrandMother: Ermentrude Lisle