Lived: Aug 09, 1386 – Aug 31, 1422 (age 36)
Spouse: Catherine of Valois (m. 1420)
Children: Henry VI of England (Son)
Parents: Mary de Bohun (Mother) · Henry IV of England (Father)
Buried: Westminster Abbey
Siblings: John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford (Brother) · Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (Brother) · Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (Brother)Highlights
- 1399: He was created Prince of Wales at his father’s coronation, and Duke of Lancaster on 10 November 1399, the third person to hold the title that year.
- 1410: From January 1410, helped by his uncles Henry Beaufort and Thomas Beaufort – legitimised sons of John of Gaunt – he had practical control of the government.
- 1415: The exception was the Southampton Plot in favour of Mortimer, involving Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham and Richard, Earl of Cambridge (grandfather of the future King Edward IV of England), in July 1415.
- 1416: While Henry was occupied with peace negotiations in 1416, a French and Genoese fleet surrounded the harbour at the English-garrisoned Harfleur.
- 1417: With those two potential enemies gone, and after two years of patient preparation following the Battle of Agincourt, Henry renewed the war on a larger scale in 1417.
- 1420: In 1420 Henry V married Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France and younger sister of the widow of Richard II, Isabella of Valois (who died several years after her husband).
Lived: Jan 22, 1552 – Oct 29, 1618 (age 66)
Spouse: Elizabeth Raleigh (m. 1591 – 1618)
Related movies: Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Siblings: Humphrey Gilbert (Brother) · Carew Raleigh (Brother) · Adrian Gilbert (Brother) · John Gilbert (Brother)
Education: Oriel College, Oxford · University of Oxford
Buried: St Margaret’s, WestminsterHighlights
- 1587: In 1587, Raleigh attempted a second expedition, again establishing a settlement on Roanoke Island.
- 1591: In 1591, Raleigh was secretly married to Elizabeth “Bess” Throckmorton (or Throgmorton).
- 1592: She gave birth to a son, believed to be named Damerei, who was given to a wet nurse at Durham House, but he died in October 1592 of plague.
- 1595: Raleigh himself never visited North America, although he led expeditions in 1595 and 1617 to the Orinoco River basin in South America in search of the golden city of El Dorado.
- 1616: In 1616, he was released to lead a second expedition in search of El Dorado.
- 1617: In 1617, Raleigh was pardoned by the King and granted permission to conduct a second expedition to Venezuela in search of El Dorado.
Lived: Jan 26, 1880 – Apr 05, 1964 (age 84)
Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Spouse: Jean MacArthur (m. 1937 – 1964) · Louise Cromwell Brooks (m. 1922 – 1929)
Education: United States Military Academy · TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas
Movies and TV shows: Truman · A Nation Is Born · 18 Million Orphans
Children: Arthur MacArthur IV (Son)Highlights
- 1922: Douglas MacArthur married Louise Cromwell Brooks on February 14, 1922; their marriage lasted 7 years till 1929.
- 1941: On 26 July 1941, Roosevelt federalized the Philippine Army, recalled MacArthur to active duty in the U.S. Army as a major general, and named him commander of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).
- 1942: In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area.
- 1942: On 18 April 1942, MacArthur was appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA).
- 1943: Lieutenant General Walter Krueger’s Sixth Army headquarters arrived in SWPA in early 1943 but MacArthur had only three American divisions, and they were tired and depleted from the fighting at Battle of Buna–Gona and Battle of Guadalcanal.
- 1964: Douglas MacArthur died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on 5 April 1964, of biliary cirrhosis.
Start date: Mar 20, 2003
End date: Dec 18, 2011