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Thread #11575   Message #3690028
Posted By: EBarnacle
26-Feb-15 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Bastard King of England
Subject: RE: Origin: The Bastard King of England
If you would like an analysis of John Lackland, read "The Greatest Knight." I also recommend "The Plantagenets" and "the Tudors" by Jones. These three books carry a fairly concise summary of English royal history up through Elizabeth I. "The Greatest Knight" is about William Marshall [Earl Marshall in the ballads?] who served 5 English kings, through Henry III.
Henry VII's father was legitimate. See The Tudors.