This article is useful for a very short, uncluttered review, particularly for students of Shakespeare. Born in 1367, Henry forced Richard II to abdicate in 1399 and then was crowned shortly afterwards. He was the first Lancastrian king. He died in 1413.
Dateline: 5 July 1702, Philadelphia. People in the New World thought it best to proclaim her queen in order to provide for their own defence and form a militia against invasion and for legal reasons.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1 Nov 1689: The Council debates how William and Mary became King and Queen. Let’s listen in on a near-verbatim transcription of their discussion on that day.
Dateline: 11 May 1685: Maybe the Quakers thought it prudent to honor the new king. But there was a problem–his religion.
This post is a summary of many hours and years of research. The post covers basic dynastic facts that go through various family lines: Carolingians, Herbertines, Robertians, Capetians, Normans, and Plantagenets—to America.
Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.
The main figure here is William the Conqueror. The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help you find family connections.
The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help your own research.
Now Updated. Thomas’s mother Jane Randolph descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.
Yes, he really does descend from Charlemagne to the French Capetians, William the Conqueror, and the Plantagenets.