Biography of Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368

Timeline

On 25 Mar 1345 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 was born to Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (35) and Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster 1320-1361 at Bolingbroke Castle, Lindsey, Lincolnshire

In 1359 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (18) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (13) were married at Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire. Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (13) by marriage Countess Richmond (5C 1342). John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (18) jure uxoris 5th Earl Lancaster, 2nd Earl Derby (2C 1337).

On 31 Mar 1360 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Portugal 1360-1415 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (20) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (15) at Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire

In 1361 Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster 1320-1361 died

Death of Henry of Grosmont

On 23 Mar 1361 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (51) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire.

On 23 Mar 1361 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (15) succeeded 5th Earl Lancaster

In 1362 John Lancaster 1362-1365 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (21) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (16)

On 10 Apr 1362 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (17) succeeded 6th Earl Leicester (2C 1265)

Before 21 Feb 1363 Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter 1363-1426 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (22) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (17) at Burford, Shropshire

In 1365 Edward Lancaster 1365-1365 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (24) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (19)

In 1366 John Lancaster 1366-1367 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (25) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (20)

On 15 Apr 1367 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (27) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (22) at Bolingbroke Castle, Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

In 1368 Isabel Lancaster 1368-1368 was born to John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (27) and Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (22)

On 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (23) died at Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire. 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. She was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral, Castle Baynard, City of London.

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (58) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (48) was by his side. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral, Castle Baynard, City of London. Richard II King England 1367-1400 (32) witheld the future Henry IV's (31) inheritance from him giving the future Henry IV (31) reason to return to England to claim his lands and titles.

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 1345-1368 "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.

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 1345-1368 "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".

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Maud Saye

Descendants Family Trees:

John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ab Owain King Deheubarth, King Powys, King Gwynedd -999

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Llywelyn ap Seisyll King Gwynedd, King Powys, King Deheubarth 1022-1023

Kings England: Great x 2 Grand Daughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Kings Scotland: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 5 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Daughter of Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226

Ancestry

Father: Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 Great Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296 Son Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry III King England 1207-1272 Son John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291

Great x 3 GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence 1198-1245

Great x 3 GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy Count Provence

Great GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 1248-1302 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Capet 1216- Great Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226 Great x 3 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087

Great x 3 GrandMother: Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France 1188-1252 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Matilda Reginar Count Saint-Pol 1224-1288 Great x 2 Granddaughter Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Reginar II Duke Brabant 1207-1248 Great Grandson Stephen I King England 1094-1154

Great x 3 GrandMother: Marie Swabia Duchess Brabant

GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

Great GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

Great x 2 GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1218-1258

Great GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick 1237-1298

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1215-1268

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick 1238-1301

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzpeter 1205-1258

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Bigod 1212-1250

Mother: Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster 1320-1361 Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan 1279-1340 Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great GrandFather: Louis Brienne Viscount Beaumont 1227-1297 Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: John de Brienne I King Jerusalem 1170-1237

Great x 3 GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne -1191

Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon Count Brienne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea 1204-1237 Great Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon 1171-1230

Great x 3 GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile 1179-1246 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Agnes Beaumont-Sarthe Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 2 GrandFather: Raoul Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount 1172-1239 Great Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Beaumont-Sarthe I Viscount 1135-1199 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Lucie Aigle Viscountess

Great x 2 GrandMother: Agnes de La Flèche Flèche Viscountess

GrandMother: Alice Comyn Baroness Beaumont Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great GrandFather: Alexander Comyn -1308 Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alexander Comyn 2nd Earl Buchan 1217-1289

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Comyn Earl Buchan 1163-1233

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Buchan Countess Buchan 1184-

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Quincy Countess Buchan Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Quincy 2nd Earl Winchester 1195-1264

Great x 3 GrandMother: Helen Galloway Countess Winchester Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great GrandMother: Joanna Latimer 1269-1320

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby 1251-1316

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Ledet 1230-1256

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ermentrude Lisle 1228-