Dateline Virginia, March 1661/2: A husband and wife with their two servants gets lashes for striking the High Sheriff. It’s one symptom of a dysfunctional family.
Robert (865-923) was of the Robertian line in France, which feeds into the Capetians.
Dateline: Virginia, March 1651: The Governor is Sir William Berkeley. King Charles I was beheaded in 1649, and Oliver Cromwell took over and declared England a Republic. Did the Governor and the Grand Assembly approve of the beheading and the new government back in England? Look for the word bloody.
Herbert (880 to 943) was the count of Vermandois and bridges Charlemagne and the Carolingians to the Normans and William the Conqueror. His line is called the Herbertines or the House of Vermandois.
Herbert I was a great-great-grandson of Charlemagne, and his daughter Beatrix married Robert I, grandfather of Hugh Capet, the namesake of the Capetian dynasty. UPDATED: a new addendum and links to documented proofs.
In this post, growth is defined by reaching people and converting them and an increase in church attendance, not birthrate or immigration. Measured in that way, Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world, without a close second.
This post may be the shortest one yet! Here are the known vital statistics, in the generational links in the chain from Charlemagne to the Plantagenets.
What if we have misdiagnosed the problem and therefore have come up with the wrong solutions in all the history of religion and moral philosophy? One man turned the problem and solution on its head.
Dateline: Virginia, April 5, 1647: This is (probably) the first recorded time that the Virginia Grand Assembly demanded that Parliament back in England seeks Virginia’s consent before policies are imposed. A foundation for the Declaration of Independence in 1776?