Hidden History

Plantagenet Dynasty
Derived their wealth and power from the wool and cloth trade. Once one starts to understand how business was conducted? The easier it becomes to explain and understand. The Plantagenet Families = Plantations. The Clothe Industry. The first crusade a Holy War? Hardly! It was more about the new clothe called Egyptian cotton and the source of the red dye it was colored with. Every man, woman and child. Muslim, Jew and Christian, Within the walls of Jerusalem proper slaughtered over a period of 3 days. Then apx 1300 families largely representing the Frankish, Angevin, Plantagenet families or as we call it today? The French clothe industry, were planted in the Holy Land. The Plantations of the Eastern principalities started flooding Europe with quality clothe and yarn during the 11th and 12th Centuries.. The Later Plantations of Ireland, Ulster and Brittany were also instrumental in the cloth trade and it shaped the foreign policy of England, North America and really, the World for hundreds of years..
After a few generations in the Holy Land these families had learned things still largely foreign in Europe. Civil Administration, Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Medicine as well as advancements in education.. When Jerusalem was lost? King Richard Lionhearted evacuated these families back to Europe. What to do with the refugees? Plant these French speakers in your still hostel Kingdom of England to administer the day to day operations of your families Kingdom. The families now planted in England? The English cloth industry was born.
These Planter families go all the way back to the Holy Land. The Saracen Head Tavern in England is a relic of that time. Many of the families including the Gardiner (De Jardine) clan actually had a Saracens head affixed to the top of the earliest family crests. These are the families of the men who participated in the execution of thousands of Saladin’s men during the siege of Acre. The prisoners Richard the Lionhearted promised Saladin he wouldn’t kill.
Angevin - Plantagenet families we're considered foreigners, were now granted lands held for hundreds of years by the "natives".. Lords and Ladies of old English families put out.. Outsiders brought in to Administer the day to day operations of their French King.. This is the foundation  of the stories we're taught as children.. Stories of  Robbin Hood thwarting the evil Sheriff and Tax Collector..  Their was great resentment at Court directed at these usurping French speakers, and I suppose for resentment for generations after.. One even might say? To this very day.

It must also be noted King Henry VII for order of business~? A public works project linking by canal from The Gardiner Manor at Wigan, to Liverpool followed by a canal Wigan to Manchester. These were important trade routes, taking the raw material of wool coming from Ulster and Scotland.. Processing the raw wool to yarn and cloth or just sending raw material to the fine lace makers that ran from Brussels to Calais.. Receiving exotic yarns, threads and silks from as far away as Asia, turning the raw materials into arguably some of the finest textiles history has ever seen.
Note: The Gardiner family crest on this tapestry, with fleur-de-lis moving from France to the Holy land then to England and Brittany, to Ulster, on to the West Indies and Plantations of North America and finally to my home amidst the Plantations of southern Louisiana.. 

Sweet William - Meadow of Dan

  Many bastardized oral stories actually made it to America passed by the Welsh families that settled in West Jersey now site of the present day Philadelphia. It's not coincidental when Richard III body was finally recovered in 2012 his cause of death was determined to be consistent with a blow to the head with a Poleaxe. Sir William Gardiner Knight was the husband of Ellen Tudor bastard daughter of the King Maker himself, Jasper Tudor..    

"Sir Wyllyam delivering the mortal blow with a poleaxe while the King and his horse we're mired in a bog. Sir Wyllyam was Knighted for bravery and allowed to marry the King's daughter.. 
Bed Time Stories of Welsh Families in Pennsylvania 

Sir Richard Gardyner was laid to rest in Old St Pancreas, Church Yard, City of London.. Destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.

St. Mildred on the Poultry

  William Gardiner was laid to rest in the Bank, at St Mildred on the Poultry in 1485. Within sight of his brother Alderman Sir Richard Gardyner's grave at Old St Pancreas Church. Both destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.. 

  The Bank is where one goes to borrow money in London.. William's grave is located in London's financial district on the Bank of the Thames River.. Located just yards from the Bank of England.. William Gardiner was assigned as escheator (auditor) to the Mayor of London by King Edward IV in June of 1478.