King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.
Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspirational, professional aviator Bessie Queen Bess Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered the world's greatest woman flyer. Her tragic death at only 34 ended a fierce and brilliant career.
Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.
Photograph of Princess Elizabeth (b. 1926), later Queen Elizabeth II, with Princess Margaret (1930-2002). Princess Margaret is sitting on “Peggy”, a Shetland pony, while Princess Elizabeth is holding the reins, 1934.