Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fact of the Day: Ancestor Joan of Kent

While she was never Queen of England, Princess of Wales (through her marriage to Edward, the Black Prince) Joan of Kent was the mother of King Richard II. With Richard II deposed (and probably murdered) by his cousin King Henry IV, his line ended without issue. However due to her first marriage to Thomas Holland, her future descendants through her offspring during the original marriage later took the throne. Such as King Henry VII (and all Kings and Queens after him), his wife Queen Elizabeth of York, Queen Anne Neville (wife of Richard III), and King Henry VIII's last wife Catherine Parr.