Biographies of lesser people starting with D
The people listed on this page currently have less information so do not warrant a page of their own. As this website evolves and more information is added these people will be promoted to individual pages.
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David (Earl of Huntingdon)
Henry II returned from Normandy and spent Easter at Windsor Castle where he was joined by William, King of Scotland and his brother David. The English king knighted David at this event.
Family Tree Details
David (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1219)
+Matilda (of Chester)
= Margaret (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1228)
= Isabella (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1251)
+Bruce, Robert de (Lord of Annandale) ( - d.1245)
= Bruce, Robert (Lord of Annandale) ( - d.1295)
+Clare, Isabel de
= Bruce, Robert (Earl of Carrick, 6th Lord of Annandale) (b.1243 - d.1304)
Devereux, Robert (2nd Earl of Essex)
To put down the Irish revolt led by Hugh of O'Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, Queen Elizabeth sent the Earl of Essex to Ireland with a large army. The Queen had given him instructions regarding the campaign againt The Earl of Tyrone, but Essex ignored them all. Rather than bringing the Irish rebellion to an end by force, the two Earls agreed a peace treaty, When word of this reached Elizabeth, she baned Essex from returning to England. Essex was angered by this and even planned to return to England and remove Elizabeth from the thone. But he was pursuaded against this course of action.
The Earl returned to England without permission and forced his way into the Queen's chambers. After this he was held prisoner under house-arrest where his health deteriorated. The Queen allowed doctors to attend to him and he had recovered by the end of the year.
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, having been found guilty of treason for his part in the revolt was executed as a traitor. ¹
Bartholomew Dias, a Portuguese explorer was the first European to navigate around the southern tip of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope. ¹
Donald (I, Ruler of the Scots 858 - 863)
Donald (II, King of Scotland 889-900)
Dudley, Robert (Earl of Leicester)
Robert Dudley's wife, Amy, was found dead at home with a broken neck at the bottom of some stairs. Robert Dudley was accused of her murder because it was thought he planned to marry Queen Elizabeth. Dudley was banished from Court while an inquiry was conducted, but he was found innocent. Although Dudley returned to Court rumours still spread about his involvement in the death. ¹
Duncan (I, Scottish king)
Already the ruler of Strathclyde Duncan killed his grandfather Malcolm II to become the King of Scotland.
Duncan attempted to capture the city of Durham, but was unable to break its defences and incurred heavy loses. He turned his attention to Thorfinn, the earl of Orkney and took an army north into Moray. The leader of the area, Macbeth, was not prepared to support Duncan and sided with Thorfinn instead. A battle was fourght and during the fighting Duncan was killed. Shortly afterward Macbeth became the King of Scotland.
Family Tree Details
Duncan (I, Scottish king) ( - d.1040)
= Malcolm (III, Scottish King 1058-1093) (b.1031? - d.1093)
| | = Duncan (II, Scottish King 1094) (b.1060 - d.1094)
| +Margaret (of Wessex) ( - d.1093)
| = Edward (Prince of Scotland)
| = Edmund (of Scotland)
| = Edgar (King of Scotland 1097-1107) (b.1074? - d.1107)
| = Alexander (I, King of Scotland 1107-1124) (b.1077 - d.1124)
| | +Sybilla (of Normandy) (b.1092? - d.1122)
| = Matilda Edith (of Scotland) (b.1080? - d.1118)
| | +Henry (I, King of England 1100-1135) (b.1068 - d.1135)
| | = William (Adelin) (b.1103 - d.1120)
| | = Matilda (Empress Maud) (b.1102 - d.1167)
| = David (I, King of Scotland 1124-1153) (b.1085 - d.1153)
| | +Matilda (Wife of David I)
| | = Henry (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1152)
| = Mary (of Scotland) (b.1084? - d.1116)
| +Eustace (III, Count of Boulogne) (b.1089 - d.1125)
| = Matilda (Countess of Boulogne, Queen of England) ( - d.1152)
= Donald (III, Scottish King 1094-1097) (b.1032? - d.1099)
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Explore all four floors of the White Tower at the Tower of London using the Unity 3d game engine.
A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?