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Re: Tracing the Plantagenets
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2010, 06:46:25 AM »
Thomas Despenser, who married Edmund, Duke of York's daughter Constance, was descended from Edward II's two favourites, Hugh Despenser the Elder and Younger.

The Marquesses of Abergavenny (still around and quietly flourishing) descend in the direct male line from Edward Neville, Lord Bergavenny, youngest son of Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland and Joan Beaufort. Bergavenny married one of Anne Beauchamp's half-sisters and was one of his nephew Warwick's rivals for the Beauchamp assets. Meanwhile, that Joan Beaufort's niece, another Joan Beaufort, married James I of Scots and was ancestor to all subsequent Scottish monarchs.

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