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Henry III would certainly not be my pick. His mother was French, he married a fully French wife and he spoke French and the normal language of his court was French. The first glimmerings of an English king was Edward IV who (horror of horrors) married an English woman (Elizabeth Woodville). Up to this time virtually every single queen was born and raised ...


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The "Normans" who invaded and conquered Britain in 1066 under William the Conqueror were from the western coast of France and the language they spoke was a form of French. Although some of these men were truly "northmen" having coming originally from Scandinavia, they adopted French names. The word "de" means 'from' or 'of' indicating the lands the person ...


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Technically, the Ecclesiastical Courts Act of 1813 (53. Geo. 3. c. 127) provided that: And be it further enacted, that no person who shall be so pronounced or declared excommunicate, shall incur any civil penalty or incapacity whatever, in consequence of such excommunication, save such imprisonment, not exceeding six months, as the court pronouncing or ...



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