Notes for Thomas LAMBE

Went to North America in 1630, Source :Updike Genealogy
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Notes for LAMBERT

Lambert, Count and Lord of Hornbach; living 760-783.
Source: 'Royalty for Commoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 149, 194, 23 5,
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Notes for Martha LAMBETH

At age 29 she was bit by a rattlesnake and died.
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Bishop of Metz 754 - 766; Primate of Gaul and Germany, first Abbot of Lors ch
and an uncle of St. Chrodegang.


For most of the middle ages, the land we know to-day as France was neith er a
distinct political nor geographical place.  The territorial boundari es rarely
coincided with modern France.  Originally part of the Roman Empi re, the
region was settled by Germanic tribes from central Europe includi ng the
Franks, Visigoths and Burgundians.  At the end of the fifth centur y, Clovis
united many tribes into a single Frankish kingdom.  Following Cl ovis' death
in 511, the kingdom was split up among his four sons accordi ng to ancient
Frankish tradition and law. Charlemagne (742 - 814) found ed a Frankish empire
covering what is to-day France and Germany; but it t oo was split up after the
death of his son Louis (I) "the Pious" in 840.

The election of Hugh Capet as king in 987 began the Capetian Dynasty whi ch
ruled France for much of the middle ages.  However, the actual royal do maine,
known as Ile-de-France, was small and weak, consisting of little mo re that
the land surrounding Paris, Orléans and Laon.  It was not until t he 12th
century that later Capetians took steps to strenghten the ki ng in the

This line begins with Lambert, who was a nobleman in Neustria and a broth er
or son of Robert (also Chrorobertus and Chorodobertus) who was Reverend arium
of the Merovingian King Dagobert (I) of Neustria on April 8, 630.

Notes for Henry IV Plantagenet of LANCASTER

Henry IV, 1367-1413, joined the opposition to King Richard II and was o ne of
the five lords appellant who ruled England from 1388 to 1389. In 13 98 Richard
banished Henry and, after John's death in 1399, seized the fami ly's vast
Lancastrian holdings. Counting on the king's unpopularity and h is absence in
Ireland, Henry invaded England and successfully claimed t he throne, thus
establishing the Lancastrian dynasty. His reign was spe nt suppressing
rebellions, notably by Richard's followers; by the Scot s; by the Welsh under
Owen Glendower and by Sir Henry Percy. He left the k ingdom militarily secure
but in debt.

The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.204.
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Notes for Henry V Plantagenet of LANCASTER

Henry V (of England) (1387-1422), king of England (1413-22), known for h is
victorious campaigns against France, born at Monmouth in August or Sept ember
1387. He was the son and successor of Henry IV. In 1403 Henry led t he royal
army that defeated the rebellious Percy family, led by Sir Hen ry Percy, at
Shrewsbury. He also commanded the English forces that put do wn the revolt of
the Welsh chief Owen Glendower. In 1410-11, when his fath er was incapacitated
by illness, Henry headed the royal council, but was r emoved after a political
quarrel with his father. On succeeding to the thr one in 1413 Henry V restored
Sir Henry Percy's son to his lands and title s; he also honorably reburied at
Westminster Abbey the remains of Richa rd II, who had been deposed by Henry IV
and had died in prison during t he latter's reign. The new king continued his
father's policy in persecuti ng the religious sect known as the Lollards and
executed their leader, S ir John Oldcastle, in 1417.

In 1415 Henry warred against France, winning in that same year the Batt le of
Agincourt. The following year he allied himself with the Holy Rom an emperor
Sigismund, and in 1417 he began the conquest of Normandy (Norma ndie),
completing it with the capture of Rouen two years later. He conclud ed a peace
treaty with Charles VI of France at Troyes in 1420, obtaining C harles's
daughter, Catherine of Valois, in marriage and securing the promi se of
succession to the French throne on the death of Charles. When Hen ry returned
to England in 1421, leaving his brother Thomas, duke of Claren ce, as governor
of Normandy, the French rose in opposition to English ru le and defeated the
duke. Henry returned to France for a third campaign, b ut he became ill and
died. He was the most influential ruler in western Eu rope at the time of his
death in Vincennes, France, August 31, 1422. He w as succeeded by his son
Henry VI.

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Notes for Henry VI of LANCASTER

The son of King Henry V and Queen Catherine of Valois, Henry was born at W
indsor on December 6, 1421. He never showed any aptitude for government, a nd
throughout his reign the English court was dominated by competing arist
ocratic factions. Like his father, he claimed the crown of France, but Fra nce
gradually freed itself from English control between 1430 and 145 3. In 1445
Henry married a French princess, Margaret of Anjou. During t he 1450s a group
of nobles sought to replace him with Richard, duke of Yor k, the next in line
of succession to the throne. The resulting civil confl ict between the houses
of Lancaster and York, known as the Wars of the Ros es (see  Roses, Wars of
the), began in 1455. After intermittent fighting H enry was captured by the
Yorkists at Northampton and was compelled to ackn owledge Richard rather than
his own infant son as successor. In 1460 Richa rd was killed by Henry's forces
at Wakefield. Richard's son subsequently b ecame leader of the Yorkists and
proclaimed himself king as Edward IV.

Henry and his queen escaped to Scotland, where they remained until 146 4. In
that year he returned to take part in a rebellion against Edward b ut was
captured (1465) and imprisoned in the Tower of London. He had suffe red
attacks of insanity all his life and was now completely incapacitate d.
Nevertheless, he became nominal ruler again in 1470. Dethroned the foll owing
year and returned to the tower by Edward, he died there on May 21, 1 471,
probably murdered on Edward's order.

Henry, who founded Eton College and King's College, University of Cambridg e,
was venerated by many as a saint because of his piety.

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Additional information
King Henry VI Lancaster of England was born on 6 Dec 1421 in Windsor Castl e,
Berkshire, England. He died on 27 May 1471 in Tower of London, Londo n,
England. (418) He was buried in Chertsey Abbey, Surrey, England. Hen ry VI
(1421-71), king of England, the son of Henry V, became king in 142 2. During
his long minority (till 1442) the Privy Council, under the contr ol of
Parliament, governed the country. The Duke of Bedford, Henry V’s eld est
brother, was regent in France; and Gloucester, his youngest brother, w as made
protector of the realm. Bedford made a league with the dukes of Bu rgundy.
Then Orleans (1428-29) was saved by Jeanne d’Arc. Though Hen ry VI was crowned
in Paris, the conclusion of peace between Charles V II of France and Burgundy
of Bedford (1435), ruined the success of the Eng lish in France. In 1453, with
the exception of Calais, there was a total l oss of the English possessions in
France. In 1455 the wars of the Roses op ened and during the rest of Henry
VI’s reign the Yorkists, or supporte rs of Richard, Duke of York, fought
against the Lancastrians, or supporte rs of the ruling dynasty. Edward, York’s
eldest son, having won Mortimer ’s Cross, entered London (February 26), and
was proclaimed king. In 1471 H enry VI was murdered in the Tower of London.
See Stubb’s Constitutional Hi story of England (1891), and Green’s History of
the English People (sever al editions). [World Wide Illustrated Encyclopedia,

Notes on King Henry VI of England (ruled 1422-1455; 1456-1461)
Henry succeeded his Father in 1422. During his minority his Uncle, the Du ke
of Bedford was appointed to govern France and another Uncle, Humphre y, Duke
of Gloucester to be Protector of England. Crowned King of Engla nd in 1429 and
King of France in Paris in 1431. His armies, under Bedfor d, had defeated the
French at Verneuil in 1424. But five years later und er the new French King
Charles VI, the siege of Orleans was raised by t he French, inspired by Joan
of of Arc. Paris was lost in 1436; Norman dy in 1450. By 1453, the English had
swept from all of France, save Calai s. In 1450, Jack Cade’s revolutionary
army siezed London, but Cade was so on captured and executed. As a descendant
of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, Edw ard III’s third son, Richard, Duke of York,
had a better title to the thro ne than Henry. In 1454, during Henry’s mental
lapse, York was appointed Re gent. When the King recovered, York raised an
army to maintain his power a nd was victorious at the battle of St. Albans in
1455; the beginning of t he Wars of the Roses between the Houses of Lancaster
and York. A retu rn of Henry’s disorder made York again Regent in 1455-56. On
his recover y, Henry vainly struggled to maintain peace between the factions,
with h is Queen Margaret heading the Lancastrian forces. In 1461 Edward IV was
pr oclaimed King. In 1465, Henry was captured and committed to the Towe r. In
1470, Warwick the Kingmaker restored him to the throne, but six mont hs later
he was again a prisoner of Edward. At the Battle Tewkesbu ry on 4 May 1471,
his only son was slain and Queen Margaret taken prisone r. Edward returned to
London on May 21; on that night, Henry was found mur dered. He was initially
buried at Chertsey, but his body was later remov ed reburied at St. Paul’s
Cathedral(?). Henry, "the royal saint" founded E ton College and King’s
College, Cambridge. {Chamber’s Biographical Diction ary}
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Notes for John Plantagenet of LANCASTER

Had Joan of Arc burned  at the stake.
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