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Edward the Exile

Edward the Exile, also called Edward Ætheling, was the son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth. He spent most of his life in exile following the defeat and death of his father by Canute.

Harold Harefoot

Harold Harefoot, also Harold I, was King of England from 1035 to 1040. He was said to be the son of Canute the Great, King of England, Denmark, Norway, and some of Sweden, by his wife Aelgifu of Northampton. There was skepticism about his being C ...

Harthacanute

Harthacanute was King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 and England from 1040 to 1042. He was the only son of Canute the Great and Emma of Normandy. He followed his father as King of Denmark in 1035, becoming Canute III. Fighting with Magnus I of Norw ...

Henry I of England

Henry I of England, also called Henry Beauclerc, was the King of England. He ruled from, 1100 until his death in 1135. Henry was born in Selby, Yorkshire. He was the fourth son of William the Conqueror and Queen Matilda of Flanders. Henry was the ...

Henry VI of England

Henry VI was King of England upon the death of Henry V on 31 August 1422 to 1461 and then from 1470 to 21 May 1471. He was also the King of France from 1422 to 1453.

Henry the Young King

Henry the Young King was the junior king to his father Henry II of England. He was crowned king in 1170, but never actually used the power. The meaning of this is that Henry IIs territory covered much of northern France as well as England and Ire ...

Mary II of England

Mary II was Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until her death. Mary was a Protestant. She became queen after the Glorious Revolution, which resulted in the deposition of her Roman Catholic father, James II and VII. Mary ru ...

Richard I of England

Richard I of England was the king of England from 1189 to 1199. He is sometimes called Richard the Lionheart. Richard was the son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. As the third son and not expected to inherit the throne, he was a r ...

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror, also known as William I of England, was the first Norman King of England. He was also the Duke of Normandy from 1035 until his death. At the Battle of Hastings William defeated Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king of ...

William III of England

William III and II was King of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 and he was king of Scotland from 11 April 1689. He remained king until his death on 8 March 1702. William was born in the Netherlands as Prince William Henry of Orange. His ...

Young kings of England

Since the reign of the first kings of England the question of who should rule next has been hard to answer. Examples of this are when Edward the Elder died leaving two sons Aelfward and Athelstan, but Aelfward died 28 days after Edward leaving th ...

Lady Katherine Grey

Lady Katherine Grey was the sister to Lady Jane Grey and Lady Mary Grey. Her mother was Lady Frances Brandon and Henry Grey, who were Marquess and Marchioness of Dorset and later Duke and Duchess of Suffolk.

Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria

Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria was the last Anglo-Saxon earl. He was the only English aristocrat to be executed during the reign of William I.

Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins was a snooker player from Northern Ireland. He was born in Belfast and started playing snooker at the age of 11. He became a professional player in 1972 when he was 22. He won the 1972 World Snooker Championship by beating John Spenc ...

Charles Edward Stuart

Charles Edward Stuart is better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or as The Young Pretender. Bonnie Prince Charlie was the Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. This claim was as the eldest son of James Francis Edward ...

Descendants of Charles II of England

The descendants of Charles II of England, Stuart monarch of the Kingdom of England, Kingdom of Scotland and Kingdom of Ireland, are numerous, lines of his many illegitimate children exist to this day. Though Charless wife Catherine of Braganza wa ...

Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales

Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales was the oldest son of King James I & VI and Anne of Denmark. His name comes from grandfathers Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and Frederick II of Denmark. Prince Henry was widely seen as a bright heir to his fathers th ...

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until 24 July 1567, when she was forced to give up her kingdom. She was executed because it was said she had been plotting to kill her cousin, Elizabeth I of England.

Henry Benedict Stuart

Henry Benedict Maria Clement Thomas Francis Xavier Stuart was a Roman Catholic Cardinal, as well as the fourth and final Jacobite heir to publicly claim the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Unlike his father, James Francis Edward Stuart ...

David II of Scotland

David II King of Scots, son of King Robert the Bruce by his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, was born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife. He was married on 17 July 1328, aged only four, to Joan of the Tower d. 1362, daughter of Edward II of England and ...

John of Scotland

John King of Scots is usually known as John Balliol or, correctly, John de Balliol. He was born in 1248, probably at Barnard Castle, but is not entirely clear. After the death of Margaret of Scotland in 1290, John Balliol was one of three major c ...

Macbeth of Scotland

Macbeth was King of Scotland from 1040-1057. William Shakespeare wrote a famous play about him called Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth is an evil king who murders his cousin so he can become king. In real life, Macbeth was more peaceful than this, t ...

Robert I of Scotland

Robert I of Scotland was King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. He is better known as Robert the Bruce, or simply The Bruce. He is famous for beating the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling in 1314.

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough KG PC was an important English soldier and statesman. He lived through the rules of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart ...

Edward Williams

Edward Williams, known as his bardic name Iolo Morganwg, was an influential Welsh poet, antiquarian, and literary forger.

Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi was an Italian tenor. He performed in Italian operas, especially in the works of Giuseppe Verdi. He was noted for his very good musical skills and style.

Gregorio Allegri

Gregorio Allegri, was an Italian composer and priest. He wrote a large number of religious pieces, including motets and several settings of the Mass. His best known compositions is the Miserere mei Deus. From 1591 to 1596 Allegri was employed in ...

Siv Pettersson

Siv Pettersson, born 3 March 1955 in Saint Matthew Parish, Stockholm, Sweden, dead 12 January 1975 in Eriksfalt Parish, Malmo, Sweden was a Swedish singer. She scored a major 1972-1973 Christmas hit with the song "Låt mig få tanda ett ljus ". In ...

Pelle Lindbergh

Per-Erik "Pelle" Lindbergh was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played parts of five seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Yngve Brilioth

Yngve Brilioth, born 12 July 1891 in Vastra Ed, Sweden, dead 27 April 1959 in Uppsala, Sweden was a professor for church history, and later for Practical theology in Uppsala, Turku and Lund. He served as the Lutheran Bishop of Vaxjo between 1938 ...

Bertil Werkstrom

Bertil Werkstrom, born 9 June 1928 in Lund Cathedral Parish, Sweden, dead 10 July 2010 in Farsta Parish, Sweden was the Archbishop of Uppsala between 1983–1993. His wife was named Britta. Serving as Archbishop he supported ecumenism In internatio ...

Ed Derwinski

Edward Joseph Derwinski was an American politician. He was the first Cabinet-level United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under President George H. W. Bush from March 15, 1989, to September 26, 1992. Before that, he was a member of ...

James Turrell

James Turrell was born in Pasadena, California. His father was Archibald Milton Turrell. He was an aeronautical engineer and teacher. His mother was Margaret Hodges Turrell. She studied medicine and worked in the Peace Corps. Both of his parents ...

Lenarr

Lenarr Young, often just called Lenarr, is a comedian and a video artist. He started out making short comedy videos on Vine and moved to YouTube as he learned more skills and Vine was shut down. His videos have become very influential in pop cult ...

Katherine Milhous

Katherine Milhous was an American artist, illustrator and author. She wrote and made the art for the book The Egg Tree. In 1951, the book won the Caldecott Medal for best illustrations. Milhous mainly wrote childrens books.

John Trumbull

John Trumbull was an American artist during the American Revolutionary War. He created many historical paintings. He has been called The Painter of the Revolution. Trumbulls Declaration of Independence 1817, one of his four paintings which hang i ...

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist. He often called himself Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser became known for designing buildings, but he also created stamps, painted, designed posters, and other work ...

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs. Mucha moved to Paris in 1887, continued his s ...

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Akseli Gallen-Kallela was an artist from Finland. He started his career with realistic pictures of poor people from the countryside, and continued with romantic paintings of the themes of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. His work was cons ...

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Duchamps output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenhe ...

Ambroise Vollard

Ambroise Vollard was one of the most important dealers in French modern art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He had his portrait painted by so many artists that Picasso said "The most beautiful woman who ever lived has never ha ...

Aristarkh Lentulov

Aristarkh Lentulov was a major Russian avant-garde artist who also worked on set designs for the theatre. His work shows strong influences of fauvism and cubism.

Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first female African American pilot ever to hold an international pilot license. She fought discrimination to follow her dream of becoming a pilot. She became a skilled barnstormer and aviation educator.

Howard Hawks

Howard Winchester Hawks was an American movie director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. The classic Hollywood era was the time between 1917 and 1960 when American films first started to be created. During the classical Hol ...

Eddie Rickenbacker

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I. He was also a Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories he was Americas most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer. ...

Gene Roddenberry

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known as the creator of Star Trek, an American sci-fi series. He was sometimes called the "Great Bird of the Galaxy" because he helped start Star Trek. He was ...

Larry Walters

Lawrence Richard Walters, nicknamed Lawnchair Larry or the Lawn Chair Pilot ", was an American truck driver. On 2 July 1982 he flew very high in the sky in a homemade aircraft. He called his flying machine Inspiration I. It was made of an ordinar ...

Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard GCB OM GCVO DSO was a British Army officer who commanded the Royal Flying Corps from August 1915 to January 1918. The RFC was followed by the Royal Air Force, which wa ...

Nicole Ellis

Nicole is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, American Kennel Club CGC evaluator APDT trainer and co-author of Working like a Dog. She has trained hundreds of animals from basic behavior and puppy manners, to trick training, therapy work, movie ...

Luna Shamsuddoha

Luna Shamsuddoha was a Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneur. She was the Chairman of the software firm Dohatec New Media, in Dhaka Bangladesh, which she founded in 1992. She was the first woman to head any state-owned bank in Bangladesh. She is the fou ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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