Charts & Family Trees
Who is Related to whom and how? History doesn't always make this easy. That's why the Legendary Women of world History biographies often include family tree charts made by Matt Baker of Useful Charts. These charts help you better understand who each biography subject is by placing her within her familial context.
Each of these charts are free for you to download -- though we hope you'll also buy the books these appear in.
Born to King Charles VI of France and married off to King Henry V of England, catherine's courage Cemented House Lancaster and paved the way for the tudor Dynasty.
Matilda's uniquely royal Norman, Saxon, and Scottish heritage was meant to unify an England still divided by her grandfather's conquest in 1066. Married off to the German Kaiser just days before she turned 12, her early delivery of the Prinzessin royal set the stage for a fight for the English crown that entangled England, Scotland, and Wales in bloody "anarchy."
The 11th century was a dangerous time to be of the line unbroken of King Æthelred II Unread and his first queen, Æfgifu of York. Born in Hungary after King Canute III's failed attempt to murder her father, Edward the Exile, Margaret found her life turned upside down by King Edward the Confessor's discovery of her father's survival -- and the resulting recall of her family to England.
Now a political hostage only kept alive for as long as it served powerful men's interests, Margaret and her family found King Máel Coluim mac Donnchadh Ceann Mhor (Malcolm III Canmore)'s invitation to his court in Dunfermline the long-awaited answer to her prayers.
Scotland would never be the same again.
Includes two family tree charts, an expansive timeline covering over three thousand years of Pictish and medieval history, plus Roman Catholic prayers, and a bibliography so you can keep learning.
The First King was written at the same time as The Great Succession Crisis. Later integrated into and replaced by "Good-bye A672E92 Quintus," it offers insights into the origins of the Peers of Beinan Series.
A New Start originated in 2013 when Ms. Rockefeller was told she couldn't write a Western. A flash fiction story about Irish immigration to Ms. Rockefeller's native Nebraska, A New Start reflects the same attention to historical detail that would later become a hallmark of the Legendary Women of World History Series.
A short collection of songs and poems spanning the entire Peers of Beinan series. Listen to select performances here.